June 7, 2014
Evening, afternoon or morning where ever you are. I’m sure some of you may or may not know that we lost a true visionary in the art world. This man passed away on May 12. I was not only shocked, but sad because he has left a definite fingerprint with his biomechanics, gothic, dark vision. I wanted to pay tribute to him, but I wasn’t sure how. He was featured as Spotlight Artist when Esquisses was first running.
H.R. Giger, as we all know was the man behind the acid-for-blood creature who brought us nightmares in Alien. His other works was seen in Poltergiest 2: The Other Side and several other films, like Species.
You can say he was a surrealist, but he was more than that. Giger was a mastermind….the man had a way of letting his mind and imagination go wild! He was not afraid of crossing boundaries. Example: Dead Kennedy’s Frankenchrist album, released in 1985. The album caused controversy because it depicts numerous penises entering vaginas. The band’s lead singer Jello Biafra, had to face trial for obscenity. See it for yourself: Penis Landscape. Controversial, yes, but that’s Giger. His work focused on the light and dark, the cool, creepy and yes sexual tone that made him stand out.
Giger has influenced other artists to push boundaries and take art to the next level. For this, deviantART pays tribute to Giger. A truly artistic, creative mastermind!
Hope you loved every minute of it. Until next week, be blessed!