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.”