March 2, 2012

Hysterical Minds releases Twisted Essence

Twisted Essence, the new artistic pack released by the hispanic-speaking art collective Hysterical Minds, ha sbeen released, at last, with some of the best material de collective has released to date, including mesmerizing paintings, vectors, photograps, mixed media illustration, music, and video animation, but also, a new proposal with cinemagraphs (animated photographs).

For this release, we wanted to devise the pack using new working methods, so we proposed a dual theme to handicap it and to stimulate the creativity of our artists. In one hand, essence makes reference to the human nature: chaotic, confusing, volatile and full of blendings, from gloom to brightness, from pale to full color… creating a conglomeration of meanings that travel from the grotesque and the cruel to the ironic, going through fantasy or psychedelia.

On the other hand, twisted gives that altered, spontaneous, and at times, even macabre connotation that we have focused not only as a conceptual matter, but above all, as a compositive one: You won’t see any centred pieces on the canvas. We have been working using alternative composition rules, such as the rule of thirds or the golden ratio, to get out the confort zone, and to offer a dynamic, narrative, polished and above all, full of shades visual experience, which accompanied with its eclectic and evocative soundtrack, will guide you through the created worlds of these hysterical imaginations.

In my case, I submitted two brand new digital photomanipulations and three digital photos.

Trust in Me - digital art by Mario S. Nevado

Trust in Me

The Unispired 

Drama Queen - Photography by Mario S. Nevado

Drama Queen 

Nightshift - Photography by Mario S. Nevado


Endogenesis - Photography by Mario S. Nevado


I do really hope that you enjoy our latest effort. It has been a marvellous experience, that has helped us to grow as artists. It won’t disappoint you. Sixty top-notch illustrations, outstanding soundtrack and an animation clip that you cannot miss!

Go to Hysterical Minds: Twisted Essence!

If you want more, don’t forget to check out or newborn, “Retrospectiva”, a beauty to behold, collecting the best of our career 🙂

About Mario Sánchez Nevado

Mario is the CEO of Aégis Illustration. He's a freelance Illustrator and Art Director based in Madrid (Spain), and works creating covers for music bands and publishing houses all over the world. He also develops the role of Art Director and Manager of the international artistic collective Hysterical Minds. Also, he writes Photoshop Tutorials from time to time and teaches digital imaging and self-management for creatives.