Art – The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in avisual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Art is what the eyes of each one like to enjoy.
Im Monica Lopes freelance photographer from Tomar, Im a very creative person who loves to photograph, sew, and make my own props and acessories. I love to do themed shoot´s and mostly portrait. Im always looking for new thigns to create and recently I organized a photography event here most of the clothes and acessories are made by me. I love goth fashion and pretend to create lots of clothes and acessories in the future. I love making alternative clothing and acessories. ” I live to Create”
Born in 1986 in Almada, Portugal, Lúcia Martins has been drawing as a hobby ever since she was a little girl. Heavily influenced by Japanese animation and the music that’s been a part of her life for almost 25 years.
Currently striving to become a self-taught illustrator within the Manga style. Her specialty: manga portraits of her music heroes. Her artwork received praise from Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates/The Haunted/The Lurking Fear/ ex-Vallenfyre/ex-Paradise Lost/ex-Cradle Of Filth), Peter Hook (ex-Joy Division/ex-New Order/ Peter Hook and The Light) and Kevin “Nivek Ogre” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy/ohGr). Love for the arts is what drives her, and all her works carry a piece of her heart. Labor of emotion at all times.
Weapons of choice: COPIC markers, graphite pencils and Sakura Pigma Micron liners/Pigma brush pen.
Edgar was born in 1980 in the south of Portugal. From a young age, he has shown interest for music, and at the age of 12 he started playing the guitar. Having recently discovered Metal, he formed his first band at the age of 14 but, being from a small town and studying in a city where the vast majority of people were interested in other musical genres, struggled to find people with similar interests to experiment with. At the age of 16, Edgar moved schools to Loulé, where he found a very eclectic community of musicians, who exposed him to a vast variety of musical approaches. There, he discovered the works of King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle and John Zorn, to name a few, which opened his mind to how thin the line between genres can be.
Now part of a group of people who were far more virtuous instrumentalists than him, but still eager to be part of bands, Edgar picked up on the bass, drums (and other percussions), keyboards and became a singer. The insight on each of the instruments and their symbiotic connection ultimately developed into a taste for composition.
In 2001, Edgar moved to Caldas da Rainha to study Sound and Image in ESAD, a polytechnic mainly focused on arts. There, he was exposed to more radical and extreme approaches to music, and continued with his experimentations, to the point of having, in a particular performance, balloons and a feedback device as instruments, while part of an experimental improvised music collective.
In 2008, the desire to play an instrument that would be of benefit not only to himself, but any potential collaboration, started to grow, but wondered what would be the instrument that his friends didn’t play better than he could ever do already. The answer came with Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film “Delicatessen”, where the character Louison plays a lame sonore, a cousin instrument of the musical saw. The following day, Edgar went to both a hardware store and a music shop, bought a cheap saw and the cheapest violin bow he could find, and started practicing. 6 months later, alongside with Nelson Rodrigues, started Caldas Handsaw Massacre, a collective who played only versions of soundtracks of film and TV shows.
In 2012, motivated by a combination of wanderlust and the economic conjecture of the time, Edgar moved to Edinburgh to take part in the Fringe Festival, where busking in the streets made him known as “The Saw Guy”. Surprised for the fact that he managed to earn a modest living solely as a musician for the first time, and fascinated by Edinburgh’s morbid history, he decided to make the Scottish capital his place of residency. It seemed like the perfect place to finally pursue his long-desired objective of creating a Dark Cabaret show, which he did in 2014, in the form of Kabaret Bastardo.
Currently, Edgar is exploring satire and working on the second installment of what he calls the “Bastard Trilogy”, under the name A Rather Dashing Bastard, whose motto comes in the form of a toast:
“Here’s to pissing people off. And getting laid tonight”.
My name is Merche Navarro, I was born in Granada and I currently live in Malaga (Spain) Linked to art from a very young age, with artistic training in dance, piano and choral singing, and later Licensed in dramatic art.
I have always felt very comfortable in the world of colored pencils and I really liked copying drawings because I was abstracted from everything and relaxed. But it was not until 1997 that I discovered that I really did not do it wrong and excited I started to learn and paint on my own as a possessed, stealing many…many hours of sleep. My dream was to paint one day my own works and find my own style. After signing up for private painting classes, I encouraged myself to study seriously and got a diploma in drawing and painting.
In my works I like to follow my impulses, to flow and to experiment, to play with transparencies and to mix different textures, I seek visual impact through saturated colors, dramatic backgrounds, conceptual and abstract worlds, epic stories, magic symbols, and fantasy.
Without despising the pencils and brushes with which I love to play and stain, the digital world gives me many possibilities that, as a restless and curious soul that I am, comes to me very well because I constantly learn and discover new options.
My name is Diana Silva. I am a self-taught artist from Braga, in the North of Portugal.
My artwork is mainly influenced by music and life itself. I also love to observe and feel all the different aspects of nature and all the general presentations of everything that is why my artwork is so extensive over details.
Sacrilegion, Hanged Ghost, Ruach Raah, Dead End and Barbaric Horde were bands I had the pleasure to contact and work with.
I also do some personalized artwork when requested. Concerning the ordering from public I mostly develop tattoo designs and portraits.
I´ve worked for some countries, besides Portugal, like Switzerland, Mexico or Germany.