Godzilla-Robert Longo-1

Longo’s drawings of massive thundering waves carry evocative names of renowned surfing beaches or surfing terms such as “Hell's Gate,” “Dragon’s Head,” and “Godzilla” and they represent a clear climax, pointing to an ecstatic moment of unleashed, sublime force. Part of the series "Monsters", the representation of the looming crest of exploding power in "Godzilla" is a singular portrait of emotional and physical forces, which drive the viewer to freeze in front of the power of nature and its ungraspable manifestations of pure and genuine lethal beauty.

“ …the roses and the bombs and the waves are things that exist at the moment of their being: a bomb is meant to explode, a rose in born to bloom, a wave is destined to crash. They are at the moment of their fulfillment. „

Robert Longo