Is Case a contemporary, typical postmodern artist? Well, yes and no. Yes, in the sense that he does see art as a useful means to escape from the limitations of reality.
No, in the sense that he tries to find a way to merge the realities, that we create to shape ourselves, into a futuristic interpretation of reality in the age of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other disruptive technologies, hence accepting two totally new forms of limitation: (1) our growing realization of our very limited knowledge and understanding of ‘the world‘ and (2) our non-heroic position in the evolutionary grand scheme of things.
Hence, bridging our realities of greatness and a rapidly dawning reality of our smallness, synthesizing the Humanities and the Sciences into a ‘Grand Unified Theory of (Really, haha) Everything’, which will be far from correct or complete, but one that we can live with cosily (“warm grounding”), shedding off our confusion about … well, everything.
So, sort of a Postmodern Realist, attempting to close the philosophical circle of modern art from Realism to Postmodernism … and the circle of human culture.
And … why at all use art as a means to communicate? Because life has taught Case that rational arguments and logic have only limited effect when it comes to inspiring people. Emotional incitement through visual cues may be a more effective means to open up for new or different mind models.