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Original Giger Artwork?


Are These Alien Face Pictures Originals From Hansruedi?

Q: Hi, I was hoping you or a reader could give me some advice.

Can you please let me know if there is anywhere in the UK that I can take some pieces of Giger art to be checked for authenticity? The Giger Museum don’t want to know, and I think it’s because I’ve got something they haven’t.

Some time after moving into a house in Marlow, we found a cardboard tube in the attic. Amongst the items it contained, was 2 alien face pictures, both signed H Giger 66, and both had personal messages “to Heidy” written on the back, signed “Hansruedi”.

I happen to know that one of the drawings was changed by Giger in about 68, and it is this later one that is displayed in one of the official Giger museums.

What I would like to know, is if there is anywhere I could take the originals to be looked at.

I have been trying to get some info on these drawings for some time. I even put one on Ebay a couple of years ago. I had no intention of selling it, but I wanted to see if it attracted any attention - and it certainly did, but not much info.
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Jane Webb: Cyborg Artwork: Luminaries: Et Cetra Gallery: London


cyborg artwork cybernetic organism sculpture jane webb show imageCybernetic Humanoid Cyborg Artwork: Luminaries: Et Cetra Gallery, Hackney, London

Click here for Jane’s 2008 Illumination Illuminati Cyborg Show

Jane Webb is an artist that is influenced by science fiction and fantasy. She has a series of cybernectic humanoids (cyborgs) and some alien casted glass work in an art exhibition from 26th July - 2nd August, entitled Luminaries.

Luminaries Venue:
Et Cetra Gallery
1a Darnley Road
Hackney
London E9 6QH

Price:
Free!

Nearest Rail Station:
Hackney Central

Timings:
Monday - Friday 12am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm.

Jane has been shortlisted a couple of times this year, of which, a list is below. She currently has some work entirled Cyborg DJ on display at the V&A Museum.

female cyborg nude artwork sculpture imageEven though Jane prefers to sculpture, she has taken time out to write about her work, explaining her love for creation, science fiction and the ‘not watching properly’ of fantasy and scifi movies.

She is influenced by a lot of science fiction and futuristic imagery from movies and other artists. The strangest thing is she doesn’t watch the movie and keep with the story line, she only watches for visual simulation. She gets too easily distracted by the props, costumes and effects, having a strong interest in mechanical and robotic imagery
going back to early days of the Metropolis movie.

More recently Jane has been working on cyborgs, which have been a strong influence on her work with a combination of lighting effects. United Artists collabarated with Massive Attack to produce an art installation called Volume, If you love the green coded lights on the Matrix, you’ll love this she says. Jane is also inspired by the works of the great H. R . Giger, as seen in the Alien films.

She works in many medias but prodemantly using glass, lighting, circuit boards and recycled computer components, most of which is found on the street. She strips down the components inside anything electrical, looking for interesting parts. Little know fact: the inside of a hair dryer makes a good cyborg eye. Then depending what she is working on, these get constructed with other media and extra wiring and some type of what she calls a wow factor, like lighting with a UV or a set of LEDs spinning on a fan in sequences.

Her glass work can range from her mirror light boxes with imagery, to fused glass. She did a series of an Alien embossed tile in glass and ceramics. This was a long process of mould making and experimenting in a kiln until the desired finished result was achieved. The black tile has been acid etched to give it more depth. If you love H. R. Giger’s work you will definitely love this. She often makes them for collectors on a commission basis.

The Luminaries show coming up is a joint show with artist and photographer John Williams.

Jane Webb is a glass and illumination artist using numerous Medias. This year Jane has been short listed for Pride in the House and Inspire by awards and currently has Cyborg DJ on display in the V&A Museum. Her more recent futuristic works of cybernetic humanoids sculptures and installations combine lighting, recycled computer and electronic components which are found littering our London streets.

These items are salvaged and transformed into cyborgs.

John Williams’ Info:
John Williams creates black and white photographic works in “free-form”. He does this by folding weaving, plaiting and even crushing light-sensitive papers into life size free standing and relief sculptures. Working in three dimensions allows him to exploit the normally forbidden spaces above and below the conventional darkroom focal plane.

Re-objectifying the subject into a physical structure that can be walked around and seen through, change expression as well as casting actual shadows.
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