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Colorful chaos with Dark surreal artist: Vivien Szaniszlo

Gruesome greetings horror peeps. Happy October and welcome to another HEXciting

interview with your She-Wolf horror host, Slaughter Cin. Today’s creepy guest is a dark

artist that portrays morbid beauty. I am a big fan of her work personally and have been

DYING to introduce her to all my horror art lovers out there. So let’s get started before

it’s meal time and I’ll have to gobble this tasty morsel up!

1. Please introduce yourself, tell me where you’re from?

My name is Vivien Szaniszlo. I am a Hungarian dark surreal painter. I am currently living

and working in Hungary.

2. What kind of art do you specialize in and has this always been your medium of


I love to capture the darker side of the human soul and mind. I choose themes that are

somewhat disturbing and not so easy to describe. I do dark surreal art, with twisted

thoughts and chaotic meanings. I always try to paint something deep and meaningful.

Emotions and feelings are significant parts of my art.

My main specialty is oil painting but I love to work with watercolors and inks too. It

depends on my mood. I have always felt a connection with dark arts, but I spent almost

3 years in search of a style which is now my own. I think I found my way, but art is a

never-ending journey. I’m developing myself all the time until death. The creative

process is very important in the art life. It comes from my cells. I cannot stop it.

3. How long have you been an artist for? When did you start?

I loved to draw since I was a child. I painted for the very first time in my life at age 9. I

became a serious full-time artist about 3 years ago. In 2017, I started to paint new ideas

harder than ever before. 

4. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

My inspirations come from my experiences. I had a dark period in my life 10 years ago,

so I collected all my strength, to continue my art adventure. I am so thankful for the bad

things in my life, because of it I could be who I am now. I have enough inspiration and

experiences to be an authentic voice in my works. I always tell the truth through my

paintings without any filter.