Hero Complex Gallery To Release “The Coronation of Caesar” By Orlando Arocena Today, July 1st

On July 11th, Director Matt Reeves brings his vision of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to the big screen.  In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Poster Posse member Orlando Arocena has created a stunning tribute to the film called “Coronation of Caesar” and today, Hero Complex Gallery will be releasing this limited edition print.

DAWN_PLANET_APES © Orlando_Arocena_vector_2014_linesAfter looking at the process shots of this piece it boggles the mind how Orlando keeps track of every anchor point, vector shapes,  and vector gradients.  The end result speaks for itself.

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We asked Orlando about the project and here is what this mad vector scientist had to say.

Being a long time fan of the Planet of the Apes franchise, and anxious for the new prequel directed by Matt Reeves, I was heavily influenced by the arresting stare of the main character Caesar. His deep foreboding gaze,  those prying, intelligent eyes of a leader struggling for a possible future for his species.


I wanted to capture the heat, the intensity and brilliance of the sun – giver and taker of all life and portray Caesar as the center of this new “Dawn.” Creatively, I found a connection between the dramatic conflict of the storyline and the associated contemporary themes ( ie. violence, motion, technology) portrayed in early 20th Century Futurist paintings and incorporated them into my vector tribute titled “Coronation of Caesar”.

CORONATION_of_CAESAR by Orlando Arocena_vector_2014“Coronation of Caesar” by Orlando Arocena

18″ X 24″ Giclee

Signed edition of 30



This print is available NOW at the link above.  Do yourself a favor and follow both Orlando and Hero Complex Gallery via the following links.  Both entities deal with “awesome” on a regular basis.  Be sure to REALLY check out the STORE links because there is a cavalcade of incredible art in BOTH!



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