JVU - THE ART OF JUHA VUORMA
Juha Vuorma is an underground artist from northern Finland.
He entered the metal underground back in the late 80's as the bassist of National Napalm Syndicate, one of the pioneering thrash metal bands in Finland.
He recorded several demo tapes and one
full length album
with the band. Later when the band was on hiatus, he started concentrating solely on his art.
His paintings have been widely published on album covers by underground metal bands worldwide: about 100 published covers for bands or labels in
more than 20 countries.
He has done album cover paintings for bands such as Autopsy, Whiplash, 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.
His art is featured in artbooks
MASTERPIECES 2019 (Heavy Music Artwork, UK),
ARTE ARCANA (Heavy Music Artwork, UK) and
DARKADYA II (Darkadya, USA).
Besides album cover art his works have been exhibited in galleries, he has illustrated a 22-card left hand path Tarot deck, created the artworks for
Ghoultown's Drink with the Living Dead motion art video,
is one of the original illustrators of
Mortiis: Secrets of My Kingdom book, and has released 21 comic books.
His comics have been published in Finland and USA. His newspaper strip
(Blue Hood) started in the 90's and is still published regularly.
The work stands alone.
Might be interested in commissions based on themes similar to past works found on this website.
All art and comics © J. Vuorma.
Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost cover painting
Masterpieces 2019 book by Heavy Music Artworks (UK), A4 Hardback art book.
available from HMA store - a 15% discount code: ALL15METAL
some more INFO
> Zero Tolerance Magazine artist profile, issue 54
> HeavyMusicArtwork.com interview
> Encyclopaedia Metallum
>Kulttuurimedia Nousu feature