The Herald of Lovecraftian World: Samuel Araya’s Grim Paintings
Winner of the 2015 World Fantasy Award in the Artist category.
Samuel Araya is an artist living in the poison heart of South America, his work has appeared in a variety of media, from videogames, t-shirts, posters, records, to cards and books, including five editions of the prestigious “Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art” annual. Currently also dedicates time to his career as a gallery artist, with an important number of international shows already gracing his curriculum.
Araya knows how to create such creepy creatures with a few strokes and stains that one can only marvel at his boundless imagination. He himself speaks of his source of inspiration as follows:
“Where did I get this interest in horror and decay? I’m afraid I don’t have the answer – I suppose some of us just want to be damned.”