Niel Marcelino is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Film Synopsis

Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extranvaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spetactular feats.

About the Artist

A designer and Illustrator base in the Philippines. Niel Marcelino commonly known as Chk_Dsk is a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology and later studied at First Academy of Computer Arts in Digital Arts and 3D Modeling.

He began working as a creative supervisor on 2007. Then later in his career he establish his colorful and vibrant “neocubism” style using adobe Illustrator that focus on portrait and mechanical illustrations.

His clients include FHM Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, Kult Magazine Singapore, Playground Magazine and Tobecontinued Apparel.

When he is not working, he loves watching movies with his wife and listening to music.

Why did you choose this film?

I choose Superman IV: The quest for peace simply because I’m a huge fan of Christopher Reeve’s Superman and since this was done in 1987 the effects are very decent and the casting of the character and storyline are incredible. Also I want to recreate the retro and classic feel on this movie.

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

Otaku Entertainment Magazine – Ghost in the shell artwork
Expected release September 2017

Be sure to check out all of Niel’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this super classic real soon.

Niel Marcelino

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