A Brief Look: The Illuminated Craft of Herman Inclusus

 

 

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.

 

'Born for Burning' by Herman Inclusus

‘Born for Burning’ by Herman Inclusus

 

'Born for Burning' (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

‘Born for Burning’ (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

 

'Born for Burning' (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

‘Born for Burning’ (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

 

'Born for Burning' (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

‘Born for Burning’ (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

 

'Born for Burning' (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

‘Born for Burning’ (Detail) by Herman Inclusus

 

Framed altarpiece for the V&A 'Memory Palace' Exhibition by Herman Inclusus

Framed altarpiece for the V&A ‘Memory Palace’ Exhibition by Herman Inclusus

 

Framed altarpiece for the V&A 'Memory Palace' Exhibition by Herman Inclusus

Framed altarpiece for the V&A ‘Memory Palace’ Exhibition by Herman Inclusus

 

'Sow Nor Reap' by Herman Inclusus

‘Sow Nor Reap’ by Herman Inclusus

 

'Lifting The Shroud' by Herman Inclusus

‘Lifting The Shroud’ by Herman Inclusus

 

'Lifting The Shroud' print, certificate, and draw string bag by Herman Inclusus

‘Lifting The Shroud’ print, certificate, and draw string bag by Herman Inclusus

 

'Sanctus Nurglus' by Herman Inclusus

‘Sanctus Nurglus’ by Herman Inclusus

 

'Gallows' from the book 'Dismal Incantation' by Herman Inclusus

‘Gallows’ from the book ‘Dismal Incantation’ by Herman Inclusus

 

'Unto You Shall Return' by Herman Inclusus

‘Unto You Shall Return’ by Herman Inclusus

 

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0 thoughts on “A Brief Look: The Illuminated Craft of Herman Inclusus

  1. Hello,
    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 🙂

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