doctorow — 2013-09-25T14:59:48-04:00 — #1
sgtcrispy — 2013-09-25T15:06:28-04:00 — #2
Cool to be sure, but outgigering Giger? Not even close.
Still cool though.
duncancreamer — 2013-09-25T15:23:52-04:00 — #3
The subject, composition and skill level in that artist does not begin to even consider, maybe taking a first tentative step towards possibly thinking about maybe, if it's sunny out, approaching the level of talent that H.R.Giger has(d).
fuzzyfungus — 2013-09-25T15:24:52-04:00 — #4
It's arguably too metallic to fully capture the 'Giger vibe. I don't see a single moist, glistening, abnormal-but-sexually-suggestive feature anywhere.
Now, inscribed on the breastplate of the leader singer of your local black, grindcore, satanic war-metal band, I'm totally seeing it.
estephen — 2013-09-25T16:15:30-04:00 — #5
Kind of apples and oranges.
othermichael — 2013-09-25T16:15:49-04:00 — #6
Cory, I'm glad you like it.
I'm with the others, though. It could only be considered an out-Gigering of Giger if Giger's goal was to make knife-edged biker-art. If that was his goal, he failed miserably, and has been out-Gigered by your out-Gigerer. If not, not.
However, there's always THIS piece by the same artist:
Giger never did NUTHIN' like that.
synthnseq — 2013-09-25T16:39:06-04:00 — #7
Brings to mind The Shrike from Hyperion.
brainspore — 2013-09-25T16:43:18-04:00 — #8
Perhaps we could settle this objectively with some kind of Giger Counter.
othermichael — 2013-09-25T16:48:28-04:00 — #9
Settle for a counter-Giger?
miasm — 2013-09-25T17:14:56-04:00 — #10
writebastard — 2013-09-25T17:55:13-04:00 — #11
rocketpj — 2013-09-25T18:23:09-04:00 — #12
This. Didn't really like the books, but the Shrike freaked me the fuck out.
crajok — 2013-09-25T19:37:03-04:00 — #13
Giger was a trained architect, which is apparent in his usage of perspective and composition. His mastery the airbrush also allowed him to layer viscera-like skeins over machinery, creating a juxtaposition of the organic, with it's growth, lusts and entropy, with the antithetical, the mechanical.
His was a very powerful prescience of the world that we are entering into now.
I don't see any of that here.
cowicide — 2013-09-25T19:38:34-04:00 — #14
crajok — 2013-09-25T19:40:50-04:00 — #15
donald_petersen — 2013-09-25T19:42:44-04:00 — #16
Where do you find the time?
cowicide — 2013-09-25T19:56:41-04:00 — #17
Ha, took about 3 minutes...
donald_petersen — 2013-09-25T20:08:40-04:00 — #18
Cut it out! You make it look so easy, all my friends and family will be expecting me to turn out stuff like that in under six days.
(I'm a truly crapulent visual artist. My stick figures couldn't audition for xkcd with both hands, a ruler, a compass, a boxful of Blackwings, and a graduate degree. None of which I have, except the hands.)
halloween_jack_ — 2013-09-25T21:57:26-04:00 — #19
ahh, the subtle distinction between "deep" and "merely busy."
robulus — 2013-09-25T22:20:05-04:00 — #20
Best comment thread EVAR.
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