"Aliens" by Timothy Pittides
On Sale Tomorrow at 1PM (est)!
Grey Matter Art is excited to announce it’s next release! In partnership with Acme Archives and Dark Ink, under license from 20th Century Fox, GMA will be revealing a new screen print for the film, “Aliens” by the very talented artist, Timothy Pittides. We have always been huge fans of the Alien franchise, director, James Cameron and H.R. Giger, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how this print came out. Also, we wanted to include a picture of Tim's original charcoal work, so everyone can see his process from rough to the final image. Below are details regarding the poster and release information.
Artist: Timothy Pittides
Edition: 150/$45.00 (Hand-Numbered)
Printed By: VG Kids
Tim's artist's statement regarding "Aliens."
" ALIENS. One of the first three movies I remember seeing in the theaters (alongside Dick Tracy and Nightmare on Elm Street 3). It is a fond memory of mine as my father took to see it when I was 9. Ever since, it has been a staple, on VHS, DVD and now Blu-Ray. I watch it at least twice a month and it definitely a desert island film.
The film isn't about the marines to me. It isn't even about Ripley or Newt, their relationship or about facing your fears. It is about the suspense, the surprise, and scope of the xenomorph infestation. The scene that stuck with me all these years and still is a joy to watch is when the marines first encounter the Xenos. They were ill-prepared, overwhelmed and undermanned. And has a viewer you felt the same fear they did.
I wanted to somehow express this in art form and at the same time, pay tribute to the man who's imagination sprung forth this nightmarish world... H.R. GIGER. While he may have not worked on this film specifically, his world was represented perfectly here and I hope he would have seen that. So this idea of seeing the hive for the first time, not knowing what was alive and what wasn't, really spoke to me. I knew the only way to convey my ideas on paper would be in charcoals and knowing what could be done with screenprinting these days, I began to pour the idea down. When finished, it became clear that this was right. This was ALIENS.
I want to thank Grey Matter Art for releasing this as well as Matt Ferguson for getting this ready for screen printing. Everything came together so wonderfully and I cannot express my happiness in this. Being able to create an official piece for a film that you hold so dear to your heart is a great feeling."
Charcoal's for Tim's "Aliens" concept.
This Poster will be released on Friday, May 19th at 1PM (est) on our website.
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