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H.R. Giger - 5th Feb 1940 - 12th May 2014

Journal Entry: Tue May 13, 2014, 1:53 PM
I was very saddened to learn of the unfortunate loss of one of the most exciting and thought-provoking artists of our time, Hans 'Ruedi' Giger, who died following injuries sustained in a fall.

He constantly pushed the boundaries in art, his dark and macabre imagery instantly recognizable, as he continued to explore the gritty and often perverse side of the human psyche. The worlds he created seemed to form a paradox; the subject matter could seem so repulsive, in some cases completely immoral, however the technique he employed almost forces you to investigate further, inviting the viewer to travel deeper into his nightmarish landscapes.

Over six years ago, I made a homage to Giger with an artwork based on one of his images entitled 'Samurai'
Homage to Giger by GrungeTV
Then about a year or so ago, I began another pastiche of the same image, this time trying to remain more faithful to the original, without simply trying to copy it.
This is the work in progress, which remains incomplete, although now I am committed to finishing it, and hopefully soon will be able to offer it as a second homage to this great artist.
Samurai revisited by GrungeTV
The original can be seen here:…
Rest in Peace H.R. Giger.

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James Knowles
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Graduate of Illustration. I'm experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema4D and Painter, as well as other creative software. I have been featured in Advanced Photoshop magazine and 3DArtist magazine, as well as numerous features on websites. I'm currently available for freelance work.

Current Residence: Alcester, Warwickshire, U.K.
Favourite style of art: Surrealism/Sci-fi/Abstract/3D
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


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pitkon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Interface Designer
Awesome work here... Hope we will collaborate some day on a Blackbox theme...
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Sounds interesting! Is this like a theme for windows?
pitkon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Interface Designer
You are very welcome. Blackbox is an alternate shell for Windows. Replaces the native shell with something lighter, more beautiful and very powerful :) It's also a Window Manager for Linux, which means themes are interchangeable between the two platforms, something unique in computing :)
dazza1008 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Welcome to Dreddheads, Citizen.

:bulletred: Introduce yourself here
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AngelaNorthen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Dog Face  Thanks for faving!
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Thank you for faving !
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries!
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Welcome to :iconda-linkers: we hope you  enjoy it with us, if you have any queries or problems please do not hesitate to call on me or one of our admin members, have a nice rest of the day, and happy linking.
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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