UK based artist Herman Inclusus works in the style of early Italian Renaissance painters such as Fra Angelico and Gentile da Fabriano, a sadly dormant genre that beautifies events that gain holiness through the piety and reverence of the artist.
Inclusus turns his brush on a seemingly lost history — narratives of a grotesque spirituality made hallowed through technique. This is his story, his world. Inclusus acts as the creator of a brand new Bible, full of his saints and sinners. His catalog shows an artist from a different time, an era where dedication and commitment were illustrated in gold and narratives were told through images for the illiterate masses.
As a craftsman Inclusus treats all pieces involved with the highest level of care possible — each element of the packaging immaculate. Printed on wood or printed on paper, his work is marked in wax and held in a bespoke drawstring sack, bearing his mark. Herman Inclusus is the proprietor of his shop of uniquely branded prayer, illuminating a story all his own.
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I was fortunate enough to visit The memory palace exhibition whilst it was on and particularly loved this work, but Herman inclusas is a pseudonym/small part of the work of the illustrator Stuart Kolakovic 🙂