#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 25th, 2013 14:59
#2 By: sgtcrispy, September 25th, 2013 15:06
Cool to be sure, but outgigering Giger? Not even close.
Still cool though.
#3 By: Duncan, September 25th, 2013 15:23
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).
#4 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, September 25th, 2013 15:24
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.
#5 By: Edgar Stephen Curo, September 25th, 2013 16:15
Kind of apples and oranges.
#6 By: MichaelPaulukonis, September 25th, 2013 16:15
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.
#7 By: Sound Guy, September 25th, 2013 16:39
Brings to mind The Shrike from Hyperion.
#8 By: Tim, September 25th, 2013 16:43
Perhaps we could settle this objectively with some kind of Giger Counter.
#9 By: MichaelPaulukonis, September 25th, 2013 16:48
Settle for a counter-Giger?
#10 By: miasm, September 25th, 2013 17:14
#11 By: Ian Wood, September 25th, 2013 17:55
#12 By: rocketpj, September 25th, 2013 18:23
This. Didn't really like the books, but the Shrike freaked me the fuck out.
#13 By: Craig Joseph Knaak, September 25th, 2013 19:37
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.
#14 By: Cowicide, September 25th, 2013 19:38
#15 By: Craig Joseph Knaak, September 25th, 2013 19:40
#16 By: Donald Petersen, September 25th, 2013 19:42
Where do you find the time?
#17 By: Cowicide, September 25th, 2013 19:56
Ha, took about 3 minutes...
#18 By: Donald Petersen, September 25th, 2013 20:08
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.)
#19 By: Halloween Jack, September 25th, 2013 21:57
ahh, the subtle distinction between "deep" and "merely busy."
#20 By: robulus, September 25th, 2013 22:20
Best comment thread EVAR.
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