Born in Viñadel Mar, Chile, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo has been working graphic design, filmmaking, and illustration since 2000. Although his portrait work spans the breadth of the artistic disciplines, from musicians to filmmakers to writers, his primary focus is on film icons, particularly classic characters from cult horror films. Hidalgo believes that any stimuli can be a potential source of inspiration for his work, which is evidenced by the sheer breadth and variety of his masterful and unique output.