My name is Aldo Requena and I specialize in creature design, conceptual art and illustration for film, games, music and advertising. My work dwells into dark fantasy, horror, science fiction and inhuman realities. I also run design operations at my studio HAMMERBLAZE and work together with the creative studio TWISTED FACTORY. I am responsible for the art of the NECRONOMICON itself for the movie “NECRONOMICON, The Book Of Hell” produced by BARAKACINE. In 2016 I was invited to recreate my version of the creature "THE THING" for the artbook commemorating the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter's "THE THING" to be released at San Diego ComicCon (www.printedinblood.com). I also produced graphics for bands, musicians and labels (LOST HORIZON, SKILTRON, WIZARD, DAVID SHANKLE (former MANOWAR), BLACK MAJESTY, FEANOR, HOLYHELL, PARAGON, IN-DEFILADE, WACKEN METAL BATTLE, MASSACRE RECORDS, REMEDY RECORDS, VIC RECORDS and many more); illustrations for video games ('GAME OF WAR' and 'VAIN OF GLORY'); developed concept art for the story depicting the life of Scottish folk hero WILLIAM WALLACE by author/fight director Seoras Wallace ('BRAVEHEART', 'GLADIATOR' films).
My current/latest ongoing part-time commitments include: Co-founder / Art Producer of the musical project FLASH-BACK 2029, and collaborate with the creative team of KINGDOM, a comic book project with base in England. I provide and reinforce with artistic armament to clients of all calibers - established names and new rising acts; from all around the globe. For exhibitions, artwork commissions, licensing and limited edition prints write to: email@example.com
My work has a strong input in darkness; not only visual darkness, but also as a form of rebellion against the prototype of normal life. For me, dark art stands for an unconventional sense of reality. It possesses many different visionary connections that transcend the norms of the world. I am passionate about the arcane and occult of the arts because, I am able to not only uncover a hidden universe that not all of us can see, but also to gain creativity that's both mystic and ritual in nature. This heavily links into my psyche in order to approach and explore the unknown. As result of this, I am able to connect with the world on a much deeper level that I might not have if it wasn’t for my artistic abilities. The darkness in my work will not relate to everybody, but it will certainly communicate an emotional impact and interest in those who seek to escape from the cryptic frontiers of normality.
Whether from intuition, dreams or thoughts, my artistic manifestations are an exertion of physical and intellectual strength—toward the attainment to confront the modern society and oppose their dogmatic mysticism and primitive ideas—and of course, Art is (for me) another way to deny the isolation from the world order. Thus, through the power of insight, passion and tenacity, I create a gateway where ideas and visions come to life.
“Creativity Against The Norm” is my artistic war cry in opposition to the status-quo. It’s a representation of the creative force within and the fight of Art to prevail against the doctrines and moral codes of society (The Norm). In a deepest analysis, when the spirit is lost, the vicissitudes of life can mortify the sign of prime creation. It is not by the cards of destiny that actions occur, but by our own hand and determination is only possible to achieve results. There is no savior or secret formula. There is no valid excuse. No man, woman, beast, demon or god to trust. The only system to transcend the limits of oneself is by maximum personal effort. Thus, accepting that genuine creativity originates through chaos, I rise from my ruins to create and destroy alike.
Photo Shoot: JPA Fotografias
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2018 - February 27th | Terror Universal (Spanish interview regarding Necronomicon)
2017 - April 6th | La Cosa Cine (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)
2017 - April 6th | La Butaca (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)
2017 - April 2th | La Nacion (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)
2017 - March 21st | UltraCine (Spanish article regarding Necronomicon)
2016 - November 23rd | Horror Amino (Article)
2016 - October 17th | Its Art Junk (Article)
2016 - June 13th | The Horror Within (Interview)
2016 - May 19th | Morbidly Beautiful (Article)
2016 - May 14th | VHS Radio (Spanish interview regarding Flash-Back 2029)
2016 - April 1st | Rompiendo El Sonido Radio (Spanish interview)
2015 - October 26th | NeonVice (Interview regarding Flash-Back 2029)
2015 - October 17th, | Tachas Hasta En La Sopa Radio (Spanish interview)
2014 - December 12th | Horrornews.net (Article)
2008 - November 21th | Legendary Kingdoms (Interview)