Mario Duplantier is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable drummers in metal. As the founding drummer of Gojira, Duplantier has gained attention for his extraordinary approach to drumming, one of precision, creative rhythmic composition, and exceptional double bass abilities. He's also a highly prolific artist that is continually creating and releasing new work as he travels the world performing.
With "Vers le Cosmos" Duplantier embarks on a collection of artwork that is different than his vast archive of artwork. The collection is crafted from Duplantier utilizing rhythm to build the visuals. The result is abstract, vivid, and conceptually different.
"Vers le Cosmos" is a collection of artwork built from rhythm by Mario Duplantier and art team SceneFour. Working with drumsticks that light much like a painter uses brushes with oils, Duplantier crafted rhythms that translate into visuals for canvas. The process is an extensive one that begins with open shutter photography to capture Duplantier's movements. Then, a second phase of creation takes place working with the color channels and light featured in the work to bring out the true abstract nature of the rhythms.
More than a year in the creation process, Duplantier worked exclusively with art team SceneFour in Los Angeles to craft the art in the collection. In total, there are 10 different works, each available in highly limited editions. Each is numbered and individually signed by Mario Duplantier. All canvases ship with Certificates of Authenticity from SceneFour.
Duplantier and SceneFour have added a philanthropic element to the release. A portion of the proceeds from the art piece "Acida" will be donated to The Ocean Clean Up, an organization committed to developing technologies to eliminate plastic from the ocean. Learn more about The Ocean Clean Up at TheOceanCleanUp.com.
Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier and art team SceneFour have unveiled a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm. A new medium in art, Duplantier worked with SceneFour to craft each art piece using drumsticks that light, much like a painter uses brushes with oils. The result is an extraordinary collection of visuals on canvas that unlocks a new visual dimension.
With release of new collection of rhythmic art, Gojira drummer and art publisher plan to give to the The Ocean Clean Up which is committed to removing plastic from the ocean.
On August 2, 2018, Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier and art publisher SceneFour will unveil a collection of highly limited fine artwork built from rhythm. Titled “Vers Le Cosmos,” the collection, which is crafted from the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas took more than a year to complete. One of the works in the collection, however, is earmarked for the ambitious work of the aquatic philanthropy The Ocean Clean Up, an organization that develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
Learn more details about the release and get early access to the artwork before the public when you sign up at www.theartofdrumsproject.com.