Sunday, October 11, 2009

H.R. Giger

Everyone is familiar with H.R. Giger, even if they may not know it. Have you every seen the iconic science fiction movie Alien? The you know well the works of Giger. His work seems to appear to be an amalgam of flesh and machine. His work often appearing in very dark colors, close to greyscale, and having everything very elongated and ribbed with pipes and fittings appearing very surreal. In fact Giger has been described as a surrealist artist. You can see his work either by searching the internet or at his website here. A lot of his work seems to have sexually explicit overtones, and many people are put off by the sometimes disturbing nature that his work takes on. I like his work for a couple of reasons. One, the Alien would never have been the same without him, and two I like the surreal quality his work has. The blending of machine and man make his work interesting to look at even though the sexual nature is often disturbing and very explicit. If you want to see an example of the more disturbing work click here, but know that I have warned you.

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