This is the work of Mariano Villalba, a young Argentinian artist whose influences include Edgar Allen Poe, Jan Saudek and Scarface! His dark surreal world is populated with fallen angels, evil clowns (are there any other kinds?) and mysterious women.

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Evilia

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Don Quixote - to dream the impossible dream

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Battle Angels

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Slave Angels

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The Angel of the Dead (I'm a sucker for angels, just can't seem to get enough)

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The Way of the Dead

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The Last Angel

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Break the Silence

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Cold Fear

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Welcome to The Carnival of Horror

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Dark Ride Crazy Clown (crazy town... or...you must be this tall)

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Creepy Show

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And... The Midnight Clown Show

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Slaughter High

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A Tribute to Man Ray

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Blind Wizard

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Liquid Dreams

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Trbute to Man Ray

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