Aldo Requena specializes in creature design, conceptual art, illustration and photographic art for film, games, music and advertising. His work dwells into dark fantasy, horror and science fiction. He also runs design operations at Hammerblaze. He provides and reinforces with artistic armament to clients of all calibers - established names and new rising acts; from all around the globe.
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Aldo Requena, also renowned as Valgorth, is an artist based in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, specializing in Dark and Fantasy Art for music, games, film, and advertising. He has over a hundred images published Worldwide in various medias such as covers, booklets, apparel, posters and conceptual design. Aldo Requena is responsible for the artistic and textual content of the "Necronomicon" itself for the movie “NECRONOMICON” produced by BARAKACINE. In 2016 He was invited to recreate his vision of the creature "The Thing" for the artbook commemorating the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter's "THE THING" movie to be released at San Diego ComicCon (www.printedinblood.com). In 2008, he established his artistic firm HAMMERBLAZE, to develop graphic productions within the extreme music and publishing industries.I also run design operations at my studio. He has been involved in different design projects 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). Aldo did illustrations for video games (GAME OF WAR and VAIN OF GLORY). He also created concept art for a story depicting the life of Scottish folk hero William Wallace by author and fight director Seoras Wallace (BRAVEHEART, GLADIATOR films), to later be presented as referencial art for a TV series project in the UK. Additionally to his design career, Requena is also Co-founder / Art Producer of the musical project FLASH-BACK 2029, and he is involved in artistic operations with the Argentinian FX studio TWISTED FACTORY.
He is also known for his involvement within the Swedish Cult Metal band LOST HORIZON and partnership in the front line activities of the Argentinian Metal band SKILTRON.
The Art of Aldo Requena stands for an unconventional sense of reality with a strong input in darkness and rebellion. His style of work incorporates fantasy, horror and supernatural themes with an emphasis in ancient mythos, science and occultism.
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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)