"Art & Visions" is a collection of works by A.R. Valgorth. The paintings presented here are an embodiment of an ongoing visual exploration on abstract symbolism, obscure imagery and series of representations of humanity and foreign deities.
Valgorth points out that ― “An artist that claims to produce Dark Arts must always have a sense of spiritual rebellion against the norms of society, and nothing but willpower and ambition as the highest priorities in their art and concept, as well as in their personal lives.
He specifies, ― “The purpose of ‘norms’ are to provide a stable and predictable social world, to regulate our behavior with the established order. But stability and predictability are enemies of the creative process. The essence of art is disobedience. The only system to transcend the limits of one’s self is by maximum personal effort and eradicating the regulations that oppress our will. Most of us struggle with personal crisis, but we must find personal strength in critical times. Thus, accepting that genuine creativity originates through chaos, I rise from my ruins to create and destroy alike. My solitude and isolation are catalysts for deep reflection and self-awareness. I devoted myself to study the movements of the dark.”
Aldo ‘Valgorth’ Requena, is an Argentine artist known in particular for his dark art and association with the metal music scene. With over a hundred designs published worldwide, his artwork has featured on albums, books, apparel, posters advertising and film. He also runs a graphic design company called Hammerblaze for bands and labels, and concept design and artwork with a focus on entertainment industries and publishing.
Many clients and partners are located in WALES, UNITED STATES, SWEDEN, SCOTLAND, NORWAY, INDIA, GERMANY, ENGLAND, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and ARGENTINA.
Valgorth has spearheaded diverse operations in conspiracy with: Ancestral Tunes Records, Against The Plagues, Black Majesty, Blacksmith, Cataclysmical Maelstrom, Cellador, Clamando Venganza, Clan Wallace, Dark Shift, Deströyer 666, Dolmen, Enthrall, Farseer, Faustcoven, Feanor, FlashBack 2029, Heathen Alliance Festival, HolyHell, In-Defilade, Interceptor, Jaggernaut, Kingdom, Legendary Kingdoms, Lost Horizon, Luciferion, Lyra, Mandoble, Martin Walkyier, Maximal Collision, Metal Forces Magazine, Metal.com, Metalica Zine, Metal-Rules.com, Montreal, Omega's Apple, Outer Beyond, Paragon, Quemando Cromo, Remedy Records, Running Wild (ReUnation), Samsarra, Secret Port Records, Shackles, Sinterra, Skiltron, Skull & Bones, Sonic Prophecy, Splintered World, Tengwar, Vesperian Sorrow, Vic Records, Victimario, Vorgrum, Wacken Metal Battle Argentina.