The creator of Alien, and a variety of different creatures, he also makes furniture and designs rooms. He has a couple of bars and the NY club Limelight has a Giger room too. So is he up there with the greats (any famous artist, Dali, Picasso *sp?) - does he get the credit he deserves? I think he's on another level. Check the link and let me know your opinions.
07-23-02, 08:36 AM
He did the cover art for Emerson Lake & Palmer's Brain Salad Surgery (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000033TE/qid=1027430579/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-0375825-1650513 ) in 1973. A very talented artist, indeed.
I first heard about him the early seventies in a rather strange way: my biology teacher in high school kept a South American Hissing Cockroach in class. Horrible, HORRRRRIBLE looking thing. Had to be over three inches long. Waguuuugh! A girl in class was looking at it one day and said, “That thing would give H.R. Giger the willies!” I had no idea who she meant, but went to the library that afternoon to look him up.
To me, at least, it seems that Warhol, Lichetenstein, Rauschenberg, Oldenberg, and Johns are among the last of the "famous" painters and sculptors. Now, the dividing line between fine art and art has eroded to the point where it is no longer easy to discern between the two. I'd say H.R. Giger is an example of the "new" artists whose works are no longer "mere" paintings or sculptures.
Talented. Bizarre, but talented.
That's the exact kind of opinion I was looking for. Phrasing too, I wanted to know if he was considered "fine art" in the art "community".
His work is beautiful, origional, and well executed. I can't see what else it needs to be considered fine art.
Oooh! And it's quite to my tastes as well.
He can't beat the supreme beans.