Art and creativity have been deeply linked to myths and regional folklore from ancestral times, that confirmed as historical documents, the genesis and evolution of the human being through metaphors inhabited by gods, fantastic beings and impossible hybrid beasts. Talking from the artistic languages of our time, we transform iconographic communication to the languages of the 21st century. Welcome to Arkhaia.
Andrea MelÃ©ndez will be on Expo Foto 2013EXHIBITIONS - October 1, 2013
Our artist and photographer Andrea Meléndez will be exhibit at Expo Foto 2013, in Costa Rica, with her piece "In memoriam", featured in our release "Twisted Essence". From here, our most sincere congratulations, Andrea! You have more info on http://expofotocr.com/.
'The Story of the Creative' exhibiton in New YorkEXHIBITIONS - July 13, 2013
Our managers Liransz and Aégis and our artist Martin Blanco have been selected for the exhibition "The Story of the Creative" in New York City, from July 25th to September 10th! Congratulations! This collection of work will feature a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences, and inspirations. The work displayed will include sculpture and works on paper in one of the most exquisite venues in New York City. For more information click on this link.
1st Psychology & Art conferenceEXHIBITIONS - May 23, 2013
Our Art Director , Aegis , with the collaboration of the Universidad a Distancia de Madrid ( UDIMA ) , presents " I Psychology & Art meeting " it will be developed both May 31 and June 1st at Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF) de Madrid. Some roundtable discussions , and a great expo of more than 30 works from Aegis will lead into the main theme of the meeting, ¿ How the way the artist works links with his personality ?. For more info check out Aegis`s page
'AquÃ yace Dumaker' exhibitionEXHIBITIONS - March 7, 2013
Our artist Dumaker will be showcasing a collection of his latest work at the Albacete School of Art in Albacete, Spain, in an exhibition entitled 'Aquí yace Dumaker' that will run March 7 through March 18, 2013, from 9:00 to 14:00. You can't miss it! Check out Dumaker's blog and the exhibition's Facebook event for the latest updates.
HM12: SUBSTANTIAEXHIBITIONS - February 25, 2013
After four months of hard work, at Hysterical Minds we are pleased to introduce you our 12th exhibition, which we have baptized as "Substantia", which gathers a collection of more than seventy artworks that harvest the most varied artistic trends and techniques from nowadays, as we always offer to you: from traditional to digital painting, going through photography and its derivatives, motion graphics, music and several mixed media outcomes. Unlike past releases, this time we have not needed to establish any conceptual relationship between the pieces to give an homogeny and global approach to it: It seemed to be the best, after the success of our latest releases, to get some fresh air and create a free style release, but asking ourselves to give maximum quality. That's the reason you'll face a collection of pieces that go further from the techniques they were created, because the appealing of "Substantia" is the crazy amount of stories that it has yet to tell, with many different beginnings and conclusions, which travels throughout human emotions and beyond the limits of fantasy, which makes of "Substantia" a showcase that needs not further explanations: you can just enjoy it! View exhibition
HM11: EMPATHYEXHIBITIONS - October 15, 2012
We proudly present our eleventh art pack, once again filled with top pieces created in multiple media by today's finest Spanish-speaking artists. On this occasion, which is as special as ever, our artists had a technical challenge, which allowed for both conceptual freedom and coherence. What you are about to see will appeal to you mainly due to the use of color: "Empathy" refers to many things, but we have focused it on color relationships. Every work presented in this exhibition is based on the use of complementary colors, colors that are completely opposed in the color wheel. This has resulted in the highest possible contrast between hues, with combinations such as blue-orange, green-red and yellow-purple, as well as many more variants. We offer you a journey that will show you the anatomy of color, the emotions it can convey and the power of joining opposites. This is a collection of awe-inspiring, visually striking, richly narrative images where everyday situations meet the magical and where empathy is the common thread. Here you will find a place it is likely you already knew. VIEW EXHIBITION
Parallax Art Fair reportEXHIBITIONS - May 25, 2012
The last May, from the 15th to 18th, it took place in the Chelsea Old Town Hall of London, the opening of the 5th edition of the Parallax Art Fair, a meeting point for contemporary art that gathered more than 200 artists from more than 30 different countries from all over the world... and as it could be expected, Hysterical Minds took a trip to London to attend our international exhibition debut in one of the most important art fairs of Europe. Our coordinator, Martín de Diego Sádaba, and our art director Mario Sánchez Nevado, flought to London to represent Hysterical Minds during the length of the fair, with a showcase of 20 artworks featuring paintings, photography and mixed media pieces, from figurativism to abstraction through everyday poetic captures and ending in oniric and obscure worlds in the possibly biggest stand of the fair. It included also some unpublished artworks that you will have the chance to discover in the release of our 10th art pack, very, very soon! The fair, which lasted four days, assembled the most miscellaneous parts from the art of today (but withouth getting in the game of the contemporary taunt),from big canvases of abstract and post-expressionism mixed media paintings to the always present on these events, the pop art, but also with the chance of discovering a bit of realism but above all, artworks that were due to the new languages of modern art imposed by the art world of the beginning of the century. So, adding all of this up, the fact of finding a stand of an artistic collective (because on that matter, we were the only ones) consisting mainly of digital art pieces, got the audience by surprise, more used to analogue media and, to a certain extent, to the modern-pretentious arcaism. On the inauguration day, accesible only to a V.I.P. audience, there were found some curators from one of the most important London districts (with the largest museums area in the city) but also some worldwide acclaimed artists that were showcasing their latests projects, and as the rest of us, they shared visiting cards and portfolios as a way of greeting the visitors. With no doubt, we were there to shine: our stand was the very first one, and even if you could not notice it while entering, the visitors were unable to ignore our exhibition when they were trying to leave the fair: they were caught by surprise by a collection of artworks created using real contemporary media, but that both aesthetically and formally were trying to flee from the traditional conventionalisms of the artistic circles. But not only that – a generous amount of other artists exhibiting there came to the stand to show their respect and admiration for the collection we were showcasing. Both the first and the last day were completely full, while the rest of the time things were calmed but constant, giving the chance to all of us to know each other and establish some links while we were paying attention to the curious and interested visitors that were coming to our different stands. Nonetheless, one of the big moments for Hysterical Minds came on Thursday 17th: Our art director gave a lecture about the young historical context of the on-line art collectives, how they were born and how they evolved, focusing on the working methods as well as some information regarding to past, present and future projects of Hysterical Minds, reaching its climax with a talking related to the margination issue of digital art on the conventional artistic circuits and markets. An open turn of questions and answers followed before ending the lecture with the introduction of our art book “Retrospective” that was well received (and purchased) by the londoners. From here, we want to thank all of the artists form the collective that have collaborated with this project. Without them this wouldn't have had any sense!: Martín de Diego Sádaba, Mario Sánchez Nevado, Liran Szeiman, Martín Thompson, Sabrina Fernández Vazzino, Juan Carlos Barquet, Dumaker Martín Navas, Antonio Rodríguez Cano, Guillermo Chang, Beñat Olea Irureta, Israel Llona, Daniel Torres Storni, Joshua Cairos, Micael Katzman, Antonio Collado, Rubén Pomares, Diego Díez, Fernando Martín, Laurence Rhynn Viollet and Darío Pineda Montejo. Thanks to you, Hysterical Minds has left a good mark in London! Coming very soon, we will show you a compilation of audiovisual content with footage from the fair. Stay tunned! Meanwhile you can take a look at what they're saying about the fair. As you can see, almost if not all of them feature one of the works exhibited by us! • Cultural Embassy of Spain in UK • Art Rabbit • Style Bible • Kensignton & Chelsea Guide • Artface • Art Slant • El Ibérico Magazine • World Photo • Square Mile • TNT Magazine Obviously, this is just the first step of a very long walk that Hysterical Minds has just begun – no hurry, no stop – that will continue with an avalanch of news that you will discover during the lenght of this year. We promised to get out of the screen. We're already on the streets. The hysteria has just begun.
Parallax Art Fair late night openingEXHIBITIONS - May 16, 2012
We would like to share the first photos of Parallax Art Fair from yesterday last night opening. It was a great night to share with everyone attending the first exhibition of Hysterical Minds. If you're in London you have until May 18th to visit the art fair. Martin de Diego Sadaba (Administrator) and Mario S. Nevado (Artistic Director) will be there and on Thursday at 13:00 pm will be giving a talk about the collective.
London: Exhibition + TalkEXHIBITIONS - May 13, 2012
Everything is ready for the HM exhibition at the Parallax Art Fair from the 15th to the 18th of May in the old Town Hall Chelsea, London. On Thursday, Mario S. Nevado (Aégis) it´s going to give a talk about Hysterical Minds with an open turn of questions right after at 13.00. Are you going to miss it? For now, here's a preview of what you will find them there.
Parallax Art Fair: HM ExhibitionEXHIBITIONS - May 4, 2012
Hysterical Minds is proud to announce its international debut with an exhibition that will be held at the Parallax Art Fair from the 15th to the 18th of May in the Chelsea old Town Hall, London. After two successful releases such as Shadowness and Twisted Essence, and the publication of our editorial opera prima Retrospectiva, we get out of your home screen again to walk around on the third dimension so you can see us live. We will showcase a collection of 20 pieces from the collective artists (some of them still unreleased), and we will be giving a conference about the artgroup's history and goals (date to be confirmed). Also, during the event we will have a little stand in which you can come by to ask for information or just to say hello! We will have there some copies of our book Retrospectiva. You will easily find us by the giant banner that points out our way! We want to thank our artists for their participation in this project, and we wish a great reception of their artworks in London: Martín Thompson, Martín de Diego Sádaba, Liran Szeiman, Sabrina Fernández, Mario S. Nevado, Juan Carlos Barquet, Dumaker Martín Navas, Beñat Olea, Antonio Rodríguez Cano, Antonio Collado, Diego Díez, Rubén Pomares, Guillermo Chang, Darío Pineda, Israel Llona, Micael Katzman, Joshua Cairos, Daniel Torres Storni, Fernando Martín and Laurence Rhynn Viollet. The opening times of the event will be as follows: Tuesday 15th of May: VIP entrance only from 19.00 to 21.00. Wednesday 16th of May: 11.00 to 18.00. Thursday 17th of May: 11.00 to 20.00. Jazz performance from 18.00 to 20.00. Friday 18th of May: 11.00 to 17.00 While you wait until our grand opening, you can download and enjoy the wallpaper that Mario S. Nevado has designed for this event!