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Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey

Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey

I studied graphic arts in Colombia graduating with a technical degree in Graphic Arts. When I came to the States in 2002, I finished an associates in arts and did some more classes at DePaul University in Chicago. I started my own graphic design business and on the side I do some artwork for bands such as Kataklysm, which is what started the side business Ocvlta Designs. Ocvlta Designs is where I can unwind in my full-creative mode, unfortunately my other business doesn’t allow me to have much time for this. I plan to continue creating more and more band covers, posters, t-shirts, etc. It’s…

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Alain Trehard

Alain Trehard

I've always drawn; maybe first because I didn’t want to face a part of the reality around me. Thereafter, I’ve drawn to create and express my own reality, my personal vision of beings and things. And to confront the realities of everybody, to create a meeting, an echo... I’ve studied in an art school for 7 years learning drawing, painting, fine arts; then I entered a precision engineering school, which allowed me to understand the volume and material: metal. Later, I made an advertising design school, graphic design and computer graphics, and photography. Meanwhile, I learned sculpture.

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Mike Redman

Mike Redman

I am self-educated when it comes to art. My biggest inspiration is my father, he’s famous for pioneering ‘shadow art’. where he illuminates a pile of trash and a highly detailed shadow comes out of it. So as a kid there was always material flying around the house. The self-titled Iron Maiden album was my first record and had a huge impact on me. Both the music and the sleeve by Derek Riggs. I also loved the Garbage Pail Kids stickers, VHS covers of 80’s horror films and surrealist artists. I simultaneously listened to Slayer and Public Enemy, was a mediocre drummer in a death metal band, was…

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Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

I started out with a healthy interest in comics, scifi and fantasy when I was younger, so growing up the more creative aspects of learning always interested me. That ended up with me going to Brighton university to do an Illustration degree where I explored many different techniques, including film, animation, painting, screenprinting, digital media and pretty much any form of mark marking. It was a supremely fun experience, and I didn’t really create work that looked anything like my work now. I never really know how to describe what i do, i think it just falls under the umbrella term of…

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Adam Burke

Adam Burke

I don’t really have much art training. I grew up in and near the woods in Oregon, and always loved studying and being in nature, so that informs my work.  My family didn’t watch much TV, and I would draw to pass time. I stopped making art as a young adult while I started my family and pursued a career.  A lot of that fell apart, and I came back to art as a way of having some control of my life, and to deal with hard shit. I started my old band, Fellwoods with my longtime music-collaborator, Ben Spencer, and decided to do some “fantasy” style paintings for our album covers. I had to learn how…

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Costin Chioreanu

Costin Chioreanu

The artistic world of Romanian visionary, Costin Chioreanu, is inhabited by dreams, surreal imagery, magic, mysticism, philosophical introspection and much more. This is clearly manifested in his many illustrations, album covers, and animated videos – usually commissioned by some of today’s most distinguished metal bands. His distinctive style, rich in psychedelic shapes, vibrant colours and profound symbolism, is unequivocally poetic, proposing a unique balance between light and dark, the traditional and the modern, between reality and what may lie beyond. No doubt, this is a man who owns a…

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Ron English

Ron English

I have a master’s degree in Fine Art and art history. I was always a fan of heavy metal bands. At some point in my history a lot of the bands became fans of my art so I got to do their album covers. My technique involves oil on canvas, rather traditional glazing techniques… the subject tends to be less traditional. I build dioramas as studies, do photographs of the dioramas and use the photos as studies for the oil painting.

I have a very visceral and seductive style. Although the subject matter is often philosophical or intellectual, I want the experience of the piece to be more emotional.…

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Maxime Taccardi

Maxime Taccardi

To write a short bio, I studied art in college, my master thesis was about the monstrosity, and more especially about what is considered abnormal by common society. I'm currently an art teacher in middle school near Paris but my main goal is to keep going on art. My will and ambition is to create some sort of a Gesamtkunstwerk to quote Wagner, a total art with Synesthesia. My art consists of paintings, drawings but also short films, videos and music.

Maxime Taccardi: To me, blood is sacred, It is a way to give some of myself in my works. My visions come from my dreams for most of the time,…

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