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Biomechanics

Biomechanics

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R. Giger, Oscar-winning designer of the hit movie Alien and widely considered the world’s finest dark fantasy artist, redefined edgy, contemporary art starting in the 1980s with his biomorphic creatures inhabiting gorgeously grim dystopias. DJ lightly worn, gold title on front clean and bright, light bumping to dj edges, mild curling bottom front, small chip with 1/8" crease top spine, no major tears, inner dj flaps not clipped. R. Giger mentioned that the source of his interest in the macabre was Jesus’ bleeding head he had observed in catholic kindergarten. R. Giger, psychologist Stanislav Grof notes that the artist develops a psychoanalytical view of the trauma related to leaving the “paradise” of a mother’s womb through the birth canal by adding a vision of further mechanical torture.

There are more pictures of Baphomet and short mentions of Eliphas Lévi, Aleister Crowley, or tarot, though esotericism appears to exclusively serve as the background to the artistic obsession of corporeality – both sexual as well as suffering.One of, if not, the best large format collection of Giger's singular graphic art on the interface of the biological and the mecahnical. Giger’s popular art book, Necronominicon , caught the eye of director Ridley Scott who was looking for a creature for his soon to be produced film Alien. Giger’s most distinctive stylistic innovation is the representation of human bodies and machines in a cold, interconnected relationship, described as “biomechanical”. In another example, Giger followed Louis Wain’s example by presenting portraits of giant-eyed Siamese cats belonging to his friend, which look quite friendly despite the ghoulish surroundings.

The long, phallic head and a tail ending with a strange object – maybe a human skull, maybe the creature’s larva – grab the viewer’s attention. Incidentally, many will have had the opportunity to see a number of the artworks in Biomechanics from exposure to his HR Giger ARh+ book. Capcom's Resident Evil series must surely have looked to Giger for its mutated human enemies, often loaded with strange sexual imagery. The head, although still elongated, no longer resembled a penis – after all, the unfriendly alien was meant to be a character in a widely available movie.Good+/Quite Good 4th printing 1994 Morpheus hardback, unclipped DJ, profusely illustrated high quality edition. R. Giger Necronomicon, O’Bannon suggested that Scott bring Giger to work on their sci-fi horror film.



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