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.