French artist 100taur just worked on a mural painting done in collaboration with the City of Montauban and the Ingres Museum. The mural is the 2nd part of the trilogy around the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
“I represented Roger as a vampire bat, riding the Hippogriff and waving his spear to the orca – dragon, as a sign of deadly attack. This is the part of the wall I made first. Whether it’s Roger, the hippogriff or the orca, they are represented in a way that evokes the unwavering bond that lies between human and the monstrous.” 100taur said.
100Taur’s work is halfway between innocence and horror. He explores the concepts of difference and imperfection by creating fantastical half human and half animal creatures, evolving in a poetical universe. Each tiny details of his work is a tribute pays to the famous sentence by Francisco De Goya “The sleep of reason produces monsters”.
He shows us frightening mythical creatures through is childish eyes and made his most terrific nightmares harmless, almost charming through his art. Behind each of his drawings, paintings, sculptures or settings, a story is waiting to be discovered. 100Taur was born in 1982 and works in Toulouse. He has been interested in nature, sacred art, Japanese culture and mythologies from all over the world.
Check out below for more photos of the mural.