Juha Vuorma - JVU.
Underground artist and comix artist. Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Paintings widely published on album covers by underground metal bands
More than 100 cover paintings for bands such as Black Pestilence, Autopsy, Whiplash, Ghoultown, Usurper, Edge of Sanity, Kalmah, In the Woods, Unholy, Denial of God, Sabbat,
Morningstar, Denominate, Sadistik Forest, Dew-Scented, Nagelfar, My Silent Wake, Aghor etc.
renowned album cover artist
7 solo exhibitions, several group exhibitions.
Featured in artbooks
MASTERPIECES 2019 (Heavy Music Artwork, UK)
ARTE ARCANA (Heavy Music Artwork, UK)
DARKADYA II (Darkadya, USA)
Ghoultown's Drink with the Living Dead motion art video (which has more than 20 million
views on YouTube)
Mortiis: Secrets of My Kingdom book.
More than 20 underground comic books released.
Newspaper comic strip
started in the 90's and is still published regularly.
I'm an underground artist, not a commercial illustrator offering any kind of services.
My art is not a business. It is not a hobby either. It is my philosophy, my way of life, my religion, my magic.
Might only be interested in commissions based on themes similar to past works found on this website (underground metal art or private art commissions). Ask.
INFLUENCES / PREFERENCES:
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Aesthetic Movement, William Blake, Eetu Isto, Mikael Toppelius,
Frank Frazetta, Tamara de Lempicka.
Plus the contemporary international Dark Art Legion...
Gino D'Antonio, Renato Polese, Ivo Milazzo, Hideshi Hino.
The work stands alone.