Giger’s Alien

Art Schism, Community, Inspiration, Projects, Walls

So once again we are flying through the year and not much is getting updated on this site. But that’s not to say that I haven’t been painting much.

After May I wound it down a little as I had been painting sheep ( on walls and boxes, not painting on sheep!) for Brighton Festival and creating a lot of stencil work. When that was over I wanted to paint something different.

 

Then HR GIGER died and  I decided to paint a tribute on the side of the Art Schism shop in Brighton.

I wouldn’t say that my work is GIGER influenced, but the impact that his art had on me when I was younger was immense. How could it not be. The detail, the surrealism, the sexual explicitness. The Alien film design.

Thus I chose to honour the great man with a rendition of his famous alien. I used  black transparent paints to sketch out and the technique that REQ had taught me to transpose the form on to the wall.

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I then layered up the image with greys, blacks and transparent paint. I didn’t plan the image out, but painted the alien first and then decided to add the detail or a notion of the detail on the background.

Here it is finished.

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