PRESS


  • Liransz & Hysterical Minds in "Der Bildbearbeiter" magazine

    PRESS - May 5, 2013

    The latest release of the German magazine "Der Bildbearbeiter" features a wonderful article about the colective. Our artist Liransz is also interviewed. Included in the article are severak wiorks from our artists, such as "Betrayal" by Mario Sanchez Nevado , Swordwoman by Arkiniano , Gorgona by Marcela Bolivar and the collaborative work Mirage Cover.


  • HM11: Empathy in Advanced Photoshop

    PRESS - November 6, 2012

    Our eleventh exhibition, HM11: Empathy, has been featured in issue 102 (November 2012) of the Advanced Photoshop Magazine. The article contains several illustrations from the exhibition, interesting information regarding our collective and an exclusive interview with our artist Martin de Diego Sádaba. You can't miss it! Purchase the magazine here. Click on the pages from issue 102 to enlarge.


  • Our artists Liran Szeiman, Mario S. Nevado and Marcela Bolívar in Exposé 10!

    PRESS - July 26, 2012

    Our artists Liran Szeiman, Mario S. Nevado and Marcela Bolívar have been featured in the tenth edition of Exposé, by Ballistic Publishing, considered one of the most important annuals and a big reference in terms to digital art and illustration. In addition, some of the pieces were created specifically as part of HystericalMinds' projects. Liran Szeiman's featured piece, Rapto, was first released as part of HM8: Shadowness. Marcela Bolívar's Disolución from HM9: Twisted Essence also appears in the annual under the surreal art section. Mario S. Nevado had an important recognition: not only were five of his artworks selected to be showcased in the book, but he was also awarded the Master Award in the Abstract & Design category for his piece Discovery from our seventh expression, HM7: Freedom. Another of his featured pieces, Trust in me, was also part of HM9: Twisted Essence. Read a short interview with Mario and meet the Master Awarded artists here. Congratulations to all three of them! Needless to say this is not only an outstanding achievement at a personal level, but also for HystericalMinds as a whole. Purchase the book and find out more about Exposé 10 here.


  • HM10: Symphony Feature Compilation

    PRESS - July 24, 2012

    Our exhibit HM10: Symphony has received an incredible response from several online publications since its release on June 4th, 2012. We are honored to see our tenth artistic collection featured on the following websites: Articles Psdtuts+ Abduzeedo Design You Trust FuriaMag Hangaroundtheweb Online magazines Ultratumba Surreal Grotesque Daily inspiration PhotoshopDaily Shadowness Furiamag Other features Design Spartan DailyInspiration.nl Designrfix 40fakes CreativeReview Ganchitos Pepsi Boom We would like to thank these websites and we hope that our future projects will continue to receive such a positive response.


  • Aegis recieves a Daily Deviation!

    PRESS - June 16, 2012

    Congratulations to Aegis for his Daily Deviation on his piece Comfortably Numb of HM10: SYMPHONY. Well deserved Aegis!


  • HM10: Symphony is near...

    PRESS - June 1, 2012

    Our 10th exhibition is getting near and we'd already started distributing entrys for the concert! While you wait to the big date, you can enjoy this video that our artist Dumaker had prepeared. Are you going to miss this show?


  • DaliKiss Video Teaser by Cano

    PRESS - May 28, 2012

    Cano shares with us a preview video of the making of one of his works for the next exhibition of Hysterical Minds 10: Symphony. Enjoy!


  • HM9: Twisted Essence in Advanced Photoshop

    PRESS - April 24, 2012

    We're glad to announce that our last exhibition HM9: Twisted Essence has been featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine. Here's a preview:


  • Introduction to "HM9:TWISTED ESSENCE"

    PRESS - February 29, 2012

    Essence: f. Needed and indispensable characteristics for something to be what it is. Hysterical Minds is proud to announce to the world its ninth pack: “Twisted Essence”. We can just count the time in hours for this pack to be released, so we are going to start burning the engine! What were our pretensions? After the great results of our previous release, “Shadowness”, we wanted our artists to go further, so we asked him to go one step forward: For the first time in this collective, we presented a dual pack: there was a conceptual requisite, as it usually is, but also there was a list of compositive requeriments that no one was expecting for. "The double theme was something new for me, and I tried to take it seriously for the work I was going to submit. The conceptual part, the human essence, was interpreted as the human need to believe in something bigger than them; the technical part was solved using the rule of thirds and perspective. I think this one was such a challenge and took more time than expected, but eventually that helped me out to create one of the best pieces I have developed so far." Juan Carlos Barquet (JcBarquet). In one hand, almost complete freedom to create a conceptual premise, the twisted essence of the homo sapiens, from all of its prisms and interpretations... but in the other hand, no centred compositions would be allowed, so our artists would have to limit themselves to use compositive rules, such as the rule of thirds or the golden ratio, but also getting through foreshortenings or impossible perspectives: but nothing at all about working on their comfort zone, as we know it. "Exhibition after exhibition, I think that the evolution of each artist in the collective has been constant in terms of challenging themselves regarding to creativity and skills, depending on the proposed themes. This time, we have needed to search in our brains to plan and create a piece outside of our comfort zone, and the results can be seen with a naked eye." Martin Thompson (Bolverk). And even more: after a release such as “Shadowness” we knew we had to increase the standard quality level. At the end, we wanted to exploit our chances as much as we could, having the handicap, also, of creating at the same time parallel projects, that are slowly seeing the light, such as our recently released book "Retrospectiva". The creation proccess has been fussed over, and the collaboration between artists has been crucial, having as a result creations done at their best of capabilites, thanks to the grupal thinking and feedback as well as the mutual help. The result is a release that only shows the germ of what's to come. "When I read the theme and requisites of this pack for the first time, I decided to challenge myself. You can say that this has been one of the most headaching illustrations I have ever done due to the perspective you can find on it. It's been an experience that has helped me a lot, thanks to my collective mates, who have helped me to improve a lot with their feedback. I have to say that I was one of the very first one to start collaborating with this collective, and I have to say that this place has grown up a lot... it's actually spectacular." Joshua Cairos (Oscuro). So, who could be better that our own artists to talk about a release such as "Twisted Essence"? We have been talking with them and they have told us their impressions about the proposed theme for this pack, how they have dealt with it and how they have resolved their images (sometimes, in multiple times). “Personally, this pack has been such a challenge for me, because the proposed theme is so deep, and every artist has a different point of view when it comes to represent the human essence. In my artwork I did it taking in mind life experiences that makes us to take different paths in life, for better but also for worse, like the solitude that everyone experiences at many points of their lifes, and that helps them to deal with certain obstacles. We all need a time to reflect, to meditate, or just to do what we want with no more people interfering around.” Raynner Gil. Luckily, the initial surprise (and confusion for some) became a challenging curiosity that everyone took with great passion and creativity. We have seen borning pieces that go from twisted love relationships through wars, religious conflicts, psychotropic travels and fictional, surreal and dark metaphors that depict to perfection what we wanted to portray: “To have worked on this pack was so inspiring from the very beginning, because the theme had so much possibilities to work on, so much, that at times, I was lost in between the giant brainstorming I had. Anyway, I decided to choose one of those ideas and work on it until I could see it finished. I decided to work on a religious theme because I wanted to add a sinister and sick touch to my piece.” Pablo Lizardi (Plizardi). But, how did our veteran artists face this theme? Would it be for them a challenge to get out of their comfort zone, or would they surprise us showing their compositive knowledge? "I found the theme very interesting, less simple and hence more stimulating. On the compositive area, I was inspired by "The flagellation of Christ" by Piero della Francesca, dividing the scene according to the golden ratio. The use of the frontal point of view obbeys to my need of no dramatizing the piece: for me, communication comes form the eyes, all what I want to portray is in my characters' eyes, who have to get into the sight of the people who are looking at them. The girl's sight begs for "forget me... forget me at once". I think that's so twisted. In Italy, to have a cricket on the head means to have thoughs that are disturbing you... the girl thinks that her discomfort comes from the cricket, but in fact, it's herself who's addicted to her thoughs and she's unable to let them go." Italia Ruotolo. "I liked the theme of this pack from the beginning, both from the conceptual part and also for the compositive one as well. I felt so comfortable with the technical area, decentering the composition: using classical rules is something I do quite often. The other part was a bit more difficult, but more educational. Collective mates liked the idea of my piece, but they also pushed me to go to places I didn't expect to go. I introduced my idea to them, and they were like "it's good, but you can improve if you change this or that", and that was the good part. I like way more what my piece became that what I had in mind at first. That's one of the biggest advantages of working with more artists, even more if they're more experienced than you: help and criticism are fundamental." Antonio Cano. But also, we had new artists on board, and maybe, due to what they might think about the collective at first, they were surprised when they noticed the new theme for this release: "Being the first pack I work in, Twisted Essence was an idea that attracted me specially because it joins technical and conceptual inspiration, and challenged me to add a deeper value to my pieces by combining both premises. I was so inspired when I saw everybody taking different paths and such a variety of mediums to represent this proposal, so that pushed me to take certain risks and new ways to create my own images. To get out of compositive habits, take new ways to create images and to focus on points of view, and to link all of it with our twisted ideas, had made of this pack something truly special." Marcela Bolívar. "This is the second exhibit in which I take part, and at the beginning, I had some problems to face the proposed theme. Freedom was almost total and even if this sounds contradictory, that freedom made me doubt and to be unsure about the ideas of my submitted pieces. I had no problem at all with the compositive requeriments, but I wanted to take risks in two things: to create the first cinemagraphs of the collective and to create a piece with a color palette that otherwise I would have never used. The cinemagraphs were a challenge for me, because they are just photos with movement, but I'm completely alien to the photography world. It's been a real discovery and I have enjoyed a lot planning and creating these works (with the help of my girl, I must admit). I have also had the chance to prepare a tutorial of one of my illustrations for the pack and to collaborate with Bolverk in his first ever cinemagraph. At the end, it's been a very profitable pack and a great experience!" Dumaker. As you can se, if our artists are so satisfied with the results... Do you think that you are going to be able to flee from the charm of this artistic collection? So the introduction of "Twisted Essence" comes to an end here. It's time to enjoy the marvellous work our artists have produced, which doesn't need any kind of introductions or explanations: a wide angle of shapes, colours, sensations and emotions, of which we are pretty sure that won't leave you indifferent, and, why not, will make you reflect about the essence of human nature. I really hope that your minds end up being as twisted as ours after watching this exhibition. Thank you very much to everyone, to our artists and to you, our audience. And get ready, because this is just an appetizer! Just in a while, "Twisted Essence" will make its triunphant presentation. So, don't you say that you haven't been warned! Mario S. Nevado. Hysterical Minds Art Director. PUBLIC APERTURE 1ST-MARCH-2012 22:00gmt


  • Win a free copy of RETROSPECTIVA!

    PRESS - February 28, 2012

    Shadowness is giving away a free copy of our new art book RETROSPECTIVA. To participate, simply write a comment here telling us why you'd like to win. A random winner will be picked!


  • RETROSPECTIVA, the book

    PRESS - February 21, 2012

    Hysterical Minds presents our first printed work: RETROSPECTIVA, a meticulous sample of our first years together that represents the beginning of a new stage of growth not only for the group but for our artists, too. We sincerely hope that you enjoy this material we put at your disposal and that you will be able to purchase it here. Hysteria has just begun.


  • Liransz receives a Daily Deviation

    PRESS - January 18, 2012

    Congratulations to Liransz for his Daily Deviation on his piece They wait for you to die of HM8: SHADOWNESS. Congratulations Liransz!


  • HM7 featured in DIGITAL ART SERVED

    PRESS - December 3, 2011

    We are really proud to announce that our exhibition HM7 was featured in the front page of DigitalArt Served Click on the image to go there.


  • HM8:SHADOWNESS en Dartzine 8

    PRESS - November 13, 2011

    Some of the works of our last expo HM8:SHADOWNESS were included in Dartzine recent special number "Hallowen" . This number goes through some of the best works of the pack and also another artists pieces and interviews, all of them with the dark concept as joint. A more than worth reading


  • --M-- receives a Daily Deviation

    PRESS - November 12, 2011

    Congratulations to Martin de Diego Sádaba for his Daily Deviation on his piece DALI WANT'S YOU of the invitation card to the group that the staff made. Congrats Martin!


  • Yago receives a Daily Deviation

    PRESS - November 7, 2011

    Congratulations to Ian González alias Yago for his Daily Deviation on his piece La Batalla Interior of HM8:SHADOWNESS. Congrats Ian!


  • Nightmare Print in the HM STORE

    PRESS - October 13, 2011

    Our HM STORE has been updated with this Poster of Nightmare by Liransz. Check out HERE To see all products of Hysterical Minds click HERE


  • New PRINT at HM STORE

    PRESS - October 10, 2011

    Our HM STORE has been updated with this Poster made for DACS United Episodes by Martin de Diego Sadaba and Liransz. Check out HERE To see all products of Hysterical Minds click HERE


  • New poster added to HM STORE

    PRESS - October 8, 2011

    Our HM STORE has been updated with this Poster and Ipad Case of Technification by Martin de Diego Sadaba and Liransz. Check out HERE To see all products of Hysterical Minds click HERE


  • "Hellfire" selected as Daily Deviation

    PRESS - October 7, 2011

    We are glad to congratulate our artist Schiszophrenia who has been awarded in DeviantART with a Daily Deviation in his submission for HM8:SHADOWNESS, "Hellfire".


  • Official poster for "Real Democracy / 15m" by AegisStrife

    PRESS - October 3, 2011

    Our creative director Mario S. Nevado alias Aegis Strife did this poster originally for a specific social action of the "Real Democracy / 15M" movement that gonna be developed in his state next october 15th but at the end it was choosen to be the official poster for the same social action in the whole Spain. Congrats for the good work and good luck that day. Download hi res poster here. More info here http://15mmurcia.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=59:15-de-octubre-unidos-por-un-cambio-global&Itemid=159


  • Gauso receives a Daily Deviation

    PRESS - October 3, 2011

    Congratulations to Mateo M. Usuga alias Gauso for his Daily Deviation on his piece Corrupted Heart of HM8:SHADOWNESS. Congrats Mateo!


  • Cano featured at ImagineFX

    PRESS - October 3, 2011

    Our member and friend Antonio Rodriguez Cano is present in the October 2011 issue of "ImagineFX" magazine with two different works. Congrats Cano!


  • "Ellas" selected as Daily Deviation

    PRESS - October 2, 2011

    We are glad to congratulate our artist Soghen who has been awarded in DeviantART with a Daily Deviation in his submission for HM8:SHADOWNESS, "Ellas".


  • We love SHADOWNESS

    PRESS - October 2, 2011

    We want to say a big thanks to Shadowness.com, Meng and all his staff group for their support and to believe on us even in the worst moments. For every daily feature of our artists, for every wallpaper, for being so kind and helpful and for to make us proud to be shadowness members. Thanks guys. :) http://shadowness.com/hystericalminds/forum/hysterical-minds-8-0-shadowness


  • Atixvector interview at Quint Magazine

    PRESS - September 29, 2011

    Recently was published the nº8 if the Dubai magazine "QUINT" where is interviewed our creative director Orlando Aquije "AtixVector" and appears surrounded of a beautiful selection of his pieces that captivates everyone's eyes. Have a look just clicking on the banner or on the magazine´s name, it worth.


  • Andrea Melendez at Costa Rica EXPOFOTO 2011

    PRESS - September 29, 2011

    Our dear photographer member and friend Andrea Melendez was recently participating and featured as official publicitary image in the last EXPOFOTO 2011 of Costa Rica with a great sucess. Here you can see some photos from the event. And now a virtual visit to the exposition, you can see her in the exhibition room 1. http://costarica-virtual.com/expofoto2011/


  • HM8 on the net

    PRESS - September 29, 2011

    We want to say thanks to some other places that featured us as: - 40fakes - DailyInspiration.nl - Envasarte - Designspartan - Prdesign.ca - Thegraphica.ru - Webreweries - Designfeeds - BelioMagazine - Nagivity - Creativity Storm - Canary Islands Illustrators collective


  • HM8: SHADOWNESS in Psdtuts

    PRESS - September 29, 2011

    We are really proud to announce that our exhibition HM8:SHADOWNESS was featured in Psdtuts+. Click on the image to go there.


  • HM8:SHADOWNESS in Abduzeedo

    PRESS - September 28, 2011

    We are happy to announce that our exhibition HM8:SHADOWNESS was featured in Abduzeedo.com. Click on the image to go there.


  • HM in Advanced Photoshop

    PRESS - September 28, 2011

    We had recently the opportunity to participate with some pieces of our artists and a small interview to Liran Szeiman in the Art Collectives article of the august Issue of the Advanced photoshop magazine. Here you can see the scans.