Saddo’s ‘Rise Of The Bird People’ Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Rise Of The Bird People by Saddo, a Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist, brings a twist to the self-centered portraits of conquerors, replacing the human face with bird heads, and depicts a fantastic world of the future, in which humans have slowly devolved into savages or even wild animals, and the world is ruled by a race of super-birds, who are conquering the last human groups.

Visually the pieces are very much influenced by imagery of Spanish and Portuguese explorers and “conquistadores” from the 15th to the 17th centuries, by pictures and illustrations of birds, Islamic miniatures depicting battle scenes, and by sci-fi and horror movies like The Twilight Zone, Planet of the Apes or Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Rise Of The Bird People exhibits at the Objectos Misturados gallery in Viana do Castelo, Portugal from 31st May to 5th July.

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers

Saddo's 'Rise Of The Bird People' Influenced By The Imagery Of Spanish And Portuguese Explorers