Obviously, there's an old-school master of composition at work here, an artist trained by years of art college? Not in the least, Nekro tells us from his studio in O Grove in Galicia, Spain. "I am completely self-taught and have learned everything by just putting in the work." Any shortcomings he felt he had, he worked around "by looking at other artists, striving to understand their techniques. H.R Giger was a big influence in this respect, but I have many more favorite artists, like Allen Williams, Andrew Jones or Kris Kuksi." Oh, and the name? "Everyone calls me Nekro since adolescence, it probably stems from my fascination with death and everything dark, haha. 'Necro' of course is the Greek prefix meaning death; Nekro is just the Spanish version of that."