Published on May 13th, 2014 | by Albert Art0
RIP HR GIGER VISIONARY ARTIST OF ALIEN DUNE BIOMECHANICAL SURREAL HORROR
ART OF THE BIOMECHANOIDS
Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger passed away on Monday at the age of 74. The Swiss artist apparently died due to complications from a fall.
If you’re like me, a fan of his work since being introduced to Giger via Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror film ‘Alien’, this news comes as a shock. The surreal gothic horror and science fiction mix was creepy, and fantastic, truly iconic, and timeless. His death is a true loss. His collaboration with Scott really redefined, the the way aliens looked and behaved. Giger was awarded an Academy Award for visual effects on ‘Alien’.
Giger was a one-of -a-kind artist. Shame we didn’t get to see Alejandro Jodorowsky’s version of Dune.
I guess we won’t be seeing any new work from Giger on the sequel to Prometheus?
Ridley Scott recently released a statement to TIME :
“I am very saddened to hear of Giger’s passing. I think back on how committed and passionate he was, and then consequently, all the security we built up around his ‘lock up’ studios at Shepperton. I was the only one allowed the honor of going in, and I absolutely enjoyed every hour I spent with him there. He was a real artist and great eccentric, a true original, but above all, he was a really nice man. He will be missed.”