Chances are, he has given you nightmares with his works in the films 𝙰𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗...
☆꧁༒☬ 𝓗𝓪𝓷𝓼 𝓡𝓾𝓮𝓭𝓲 𝓖𝓲𝓰𝓮𝓻 ☬༒꧂☆
☞ "He was a Swiss painter, best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold biomechanical relationship. Later he abandoned airbrush work for pastels, markers, and ink. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for design work on the film Alien"
☞ But Giger’s work as a visual artist extends beyond the sci-fi franchise, combining horror and the grotesque and tapping into our unending fascination of the things that frighten us the most.
☞ " His design for the Alien was inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980. His books of paintings, particularly 𝙽𝚎𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗 and 𝙽𝚎𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗 II (1985) and the frequent appearance of his art in Omni magazine continued his rise to international prominence"
☞ There's so much more to his name, than just 𝙰𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗...The artist, who described his style as “biomechanical,” popularized the biomechanical art aesthetic with a little twist in érotique genre. Not only his 𝙽𝚎𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗, but also the 𝙻𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎 series allows us to come to terms with that darkness—as frightened or as hopeless as his creations may make us feel, we are still drawn back for more.
How about you? Are you, also, a fan of the Alien franchise or Giger's works in general?
Check out more of H.R. Giger☟
I'll be chatting tomorrow - in English - with Inga Jablonske, the founder of WoW University at 12pm Vilnius EEST on how to make friends with the unknown and the current patterns and myths that we're currently experiencing in culture and society. Can't wait!
Another friend in Vilnius just sent me this pic.
Incredible as I haven’t left the Curonian Spit all year so city life and a cafe lifestyle feels like such a foreign concept to me!
And incredible too to see my novel out and about in the real world being read!