A true renaissance mind living in the now, Nemo Intelligere is the apprentice turned master of the 21st century. Once a wide-eyed apprentice, taking in the world around him to produce breath-taking compositions across the art world, Nemo kept himself hidden. Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, his work called to him in the form of divine inspiration and led him to reveal man’s true identity. Nemo created “The Grail” in 2019.
A few months before Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500th death anniversary, Nemo, also known as “Nobody No-one no1” was sitting in his art studio, molding clay. It was a sunrise in late February 2019. A vision had come to him, and he immediately got to work to shape it into reality.
After nine long months, he was done, and his ode to the great artist, Leonardo Da Vinci, stood in his studio. “The Grail” 2019 almost overwhelmingly lived in his room, a life-sized sculpture of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Exact and done with undeniable, exceptional skill, Nemo’s sculpture intricately depicted the protagonists’ traits and characteristics of “The Last Supper.”
“It has been 500 years since Leonardo Da Vinci was living so when I was presented with this opportunity, I did not hesitate,” Nemo states, “I have been studying Da Vinci for as long as I can remember and no one else. No other artist ever mattered more to me. He was something much greater than an artist and that’s what resonates in me.”
Eerily, Nemo’s experience as an artist is somewhat similar to the renaissance icon’s. Before he was revered as the master that he was, Da Vinci started his career in art as an apprentice. He worked to better his craft under the guidance of another artist until he created his first solo commission for the Duke of Milano. The piece he worked on was “The Last Supper,” making it the perfect piece to celebrate his life five hundred years later.
“I wanted to honor the fact that the original rests on a wall in Milano and so the sculptures should mirror that in a similar fashion,” Nemo says. Sculpted from clay and bathed in gold, “The Grail” 2019 is an impeccable and captivating tribute to the great artist, Da Vinci. Standing in the presence of Nemo’s creation takes a person back to the renaissance as if they were in the very same room as “The Last Supper.”
“The Grail” 2019 currently graces a private collection in Connecticut after being sold for an undisclosed amount. However, it has been rumored that the price of the sculptures was valued at five hundred thousand US dollars to honor the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death.
Nemo’s passion for studying and understanding the supposed cryptic work of Da Vinci extends far beyond the art world and into Egypt’s ancient world. A lover of mystery, Nemo has dabbled in deciphering ancient codes.
“I’ve been able to study what the work has to say and I’ve been able to share that information with physicists and polymaths, decoding experts who have used this information to explore mysteries of ancient Egyptian origin,” he says referring to ongoing research in California.
Working on “The Grail” 2019, Nemo has also been able to find clues and gain an insight into the elusive artist behind “The Last Supper.” The artist, staggering through the notes in his studio, reveals that he had found things, patterns, and codes in the process of his depiction of Da Vinci’s work. “Some codes take years to reveal themselves,” he says, hinting at the secrets of the renaissance, “sometimes five hundred years.”
Witness and take in the renaissance in the 21st century. Photos of Nemo’s “The Grail” 2019 is up on the brilliant artist’s official website.