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.
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”.
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!