With this series of monochrome feather art works entitled "Surfaces", the artist plays the material off against light to engage our senses around the issues of hunting trophies and wounds.
Bado SenshiJulien Vermeulen
BADO SENSHI, or "warrior bird", reinterprets the symbolism of the medieval Japanese era with this armor whose plumage presents itself as an ornamental object.
This art piece reveals the great technical skill and creativity of the artist who uses and transforms a wide variety of feathers: goose nashurias (shoulder feathers) and quills, pheasant feathers, red body feathers of golden pheasant, egret feathers... They are inserted in a silicone and aluminum base to create this impressive bird warrior.
The metal base blends into feathers and then feathers turn into armor. The feathers transform themselves now into metallic scales, now into mysterious lusters, constantly changing to offer still greater surprises.
With Black Ocean, a decorative panel, the artist continues his series of monochrome feathers. The sparkling reflections and the movement of the feathers plunge us into the myth of Icarus.
Like a sunset illuminating the deep blacks of the feather, this panel by artist Julien Vermeulen continues the series dedicated to the myth of Icarus.