Prometheus limited-edition prints from Gabz and Grey Matter Art
Grey Matter Art revealed their newest releases last night and they draw inspiration from the Engineers of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, H.R. Giger and anatomical drawings of old.
In partnership with Acme Archives and Dark Ink and under license from 20th Century Fox, Grey Matter Art commissioned the very talented Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) to create something quite spectacular from the Weyland Yutani universe. You can see Gabz’s Engineer inspired prints at the end of this article but first check out his artist’s statement below to gain insight into his creative process for this project:
I’ve been a fan of Alien franchise since the very beginning and always enjoyed terrifying yet mesmerising worlds created by Sir Ridley Scott, so I couldn’t be happier for having a chance to work on an officially licensed print for Prometheus. The idea for this poster struck me after re-watching it for the third time and I almost instantly started drawing… For me it was a sort of back to basics, because the image was entirely made with pencils on paper, later scanned and digitally enhanced in Adobe Photoshop, and later color separated for screen printing. I’m pleased to say it’s practically a personal work and really wanted to thank Grey Matter Art guys, Acme Archives Limited and Dark Ink Art for letting me do this piece my way. The idea was to depict Architect’s pale and godly profile with a human fetus inside his skull. Attentive viewer should be able to spot at least few references to xenomprph and H.R. Giger’s work that inspired “worlds scariest alien”. The title is “Creator of Men” or simply “Architect” and my intention was to yet again pay homage to Polish Poster School which is very close to my heart not just because of my origin. With this print, I also wanted to somehow recollect my earlier years, back when I was an art student and was absolutely obsessed with anatomy and human body in general. Hope fans of the franchise will appreciate my take on the film.
Gabz’s Prometheus prints will be available in two editions, the normal edition is printed grey/sepia tones and while the variant utilizes blue colouring. The normal edition is limited to 225 prints costing $45 and the variant is available in 150 prints costing $60.
Both prints measure 24″ x 36″ and will be on sale at Grey Matter Art this Wednesday, March 22nd at 1PM EST.
Image credits: Gabz / Grey Matter Art