H. R. Giger and the Biomechanical Art of ‘Alien’

Giger-Alien

H. R. Giger on the set of Alien.

H. R. Giger, who passed away in early 2014, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer. His work on the science fiction film “Alien” won him an Academy Award for visual effects in 1980.

Some of Giger’s work can be purchased here. You can also see Giger’s work in person at the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland.

What do you guys think of Giger’s work? 

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F1x-2: The Cyber-Apocalyptic Art of Josan Gonzalez

The Throne

The Throne

To date, all of the art features on this blog (not including the various cosplay posts) has come from one source—me. Let’s face it, while some of my art is neat to look at and, I hope, at least somewhat aesthetically pleasing, it isn’t really anything to write home about.

I am not an art connoisseur. Although I have taken college level courses in design, art history, and drawing, I am still very much a layperson when it comes to the visual arts, particularly in regards to digital painting. However, while I can’t make a claim to any artistic expertise or talent, I would like to think that my aesthetic taste is something others can either appreciate or, at the very least, respect and understand.

Thus, while I don’t think I’m a very good artist myself, I don’t feel that I am overstepping my bounds by highlighting or praising the work of others. If my contribution to the art world is limited to giving lesser known artist a small boost in popularity or visibility, then so be it.

So, without further ado, I present to you the badass, cyberpunk’d out characters and Mad-Max-esque post-apocalyptic world of artist F1x-2, also known as Josan Gonzalez.

Gardenia

Gardenia

Ocean

Ocean

War Machine

War Machine

Heard It Through the Grapevine

Heard It Through the Grapevine

The Future is Here

The Future is Here

Social Guerrilla

Social Guerrilla

Chop Suey

Chop Suey

Imperator Ghanima

Imperator Ghanima

F1x-2’s art is available for sale here. Also, you can follow him on DeviantArtTumblr, and Instragram.

What do you guys think of Gonzalez’s work? Did you guys enjoy this post and would you be interested in similar posts? Let me know what you guys think!

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