H.R. Giger and Hajime Sorayama in Tokyo #ArtTuesday
An exhibition of the singular work of H.R. Giger and Hajime Sorayama in Tokyo. Without Giger, Alien would not have worked. Giger’s creature works at fear on a lot of levels. Yes, it’s tall and has a razor for a tail and looks sort of skeletal, but that only scratches the surface of the what Giger’s alien evokes. And anyone who knows the legendary Heavy Metal anthology comic book knows the work of Hajime Sorayama. Here’s more from Juxtapoz:
Even though they share core traits as image makers, H.R.GIGER x SORAYAMA showcases just how different they were in getting to their final product. The dark dystopia of Giger feels, literally, alienating and emotionally distant. Sorayama’s bright and bold imagery feels almost optimistic, a wink-and-a-nod to a future of sexuality that brims with salaciousness. As they both emerged in the 1970s as giants of art, the curators capture a unique similarity of the artists: “At the very core of their practice lies a similar concern: an obsessive investigation of AI, eternal life, and the fusion of organic and apparatus.”
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