Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

H.R. Giger, 1940-2014

"Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film "Alien" has died, his museum said on Tuesday. He was 74."—Above is a clip from a strange and beautiful corner of Gigerland, a documentary called H.R. Giger Revealed. It contains, among other things, about 30 minutes of 3D-animated renderings of concept art, including designs for Jodorowsky's cursed adaptation of Dune.

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Beautiful art work

Jello Biafra and Tipper Gore have conflicting emotions about this, I bet.

Susan Tidebeck (#271,382)

Giger was hugely influential and I was always amused at how media was never quite able to "brand" him as they did other artists. A genius, he dipped his paintbrush into the collective nightmare and for that we are all greater.

BadUncle (#153)

"My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy."
–H.R. Giger

Fusing the erotic, gothic and surreal Giger was an art movement unto himself. He inspired me from an early age with his fantastic dreamscapes and esoteric imagery. I was compelled to illustrate a tribute to him this week drawing imagery from his own works including Alien and the Birthing Machine at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-memoriam-hr-giger.html . Drop by and share how his artwork opened your own mind!

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