Exploring science fiction and fantasy art from the 1970s to today.
Sci-Fi Artist Chris Moore's Illustrative Universe
Chris Moore is a British painter, designer, and illustrator recognized as a master of depicting high-tech science fiction. Moore has elegantly devised parallel universes that have graced the works of prestigious authors such as Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov. Moore’s work boasts a fascinating level of technical skill and ascendancy over the canvas, using technology as merely an aid to his own distinctive technique.
Chris Foss Sci-Fi Starship Artist
Obsessed by speed, color, and hybrid technology, Chris Foss paints enormous spaceships and intergalactic arks that are too big for the horizon to hold. The curiously antiquated qualities of his vehicles evoke memories of Edwardian ocean liners and World War I tanks. With structures that are postmodern and completely unlike the streamlined shapes of his predecessors, Foss gives form to machines that will one day populate all of interstellar space.
Art of 'OMNI' Magazine
On OMNI, Ben Bova said, "For me, OMNI was a dream come true: a big, slick, beautifully presented magazine dealing with the future." OMNI magazine is considered a jewel among the popular science magazines of its era. In the very first publication of its kind, The Mind's Eye: The Art of OMNI celebrates in stunning detail the exceptional science fiction imagery of the 1970s and 1980s. The Mind's Eye assembles 185 images from the era's most illustrious contributing artists, including John Berkey, Chris Moore, H.R. Giger, Rafal Olbinski, Ralle, Tsuneo Sanda, Hajime Sorayama, Robert McCall, and Colin Hay among many more, along with quotes from artist, contributors, writers, and critics. The Mind’s Eye celebrates the worlds of tomorrow, today.
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OMNI magazine aimed to provide content on "all realms of science and the paranormal." The platform on which OMNI was built went beyond any regular sci-fi magazine, including an examination of the stunning—yet sometimes bizarre—artwork which permeated its publications.Jake Burgess
Walter Velez Sci-Fi Artist
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Jim Burns Interview
Science fiction cover artist Jim Burns is regarded as one of the Grand Masters of his craft. By utilizing clean lines, unique color work, and excellent composition, Burns’s work often exhibits intricate photo-realistic displays of advanced machines and detailed spaceships. Using primarily acrylics, and occasionally oils, Burns’s ability to take mundane objects and transform them into something otherworldly is nothing short of spectacular.
Vincent Di Fate Interview
Science fiction artist and illustrator Vincent Di Fate is a master of unseen worlds. With each illustration depicting a voyage of the imagination, Di Fate skillfully crafts the worlds of tomorrow with the ideas of the future. From space adventures to futuristic creatures, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial invasions, Hugo Award-winner Vincent Di Fate has advanced the realms of science fiction, fantasy, and art through his many achievements.
H.R. Giger's Dune Concept Art
"You get talent when you discover the ground of your pain." In 1964, H.R. Giger began producing his first artworks, mainly ink drawings and paintings. He would move on to airbrush, the execution that would help the artist create monochromatic worlds depicting dreamy landscapes. By tapping into a nightmarish universe, Giger captured the fascination of local purveyors, leading to his first solo exhibition in 1966. Not since Hieronymous Bosch has an artist been able to effectively tap into unnerving imagery while holding the public's fascination.
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Frank Herbet was born in 1920. Growing up during the Great Depression, his young mind could envision worlds and histories that no man had walked on and no civilization had experienced. But even the prophetic visions he had did not foretell the social media age; a period in which his imagination would become indelibly etched into the digital universe. A period in which Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest would preserve and evolve the worlds he created.
Sci-Fi Artist Vincent Di Fate
A painter of fantastic futures and one of the world's leading visionaries of speculative fiction is sci-fi artist Vincent Di Fate. His work embodies an unrivaled vintage appeal that recalls when drive-in movie theaters scared milkshake-drinking teenagers across the United States. The New York-born artist invented worlds where finned-starships en route to the Messina Dust Cloud sit idly as desperate astronauts shiver awaiting their rescue. Cybernetic humans mutilate their own bodies to integrate with the overwhelming electronic world. Saturn's majestic rings capture irises in their gravity as onlookers gaze from the moon Iapetus. Di Fate has an enormous portfolio stretching across the world of speculative fiction, with more than 3,000 published works of science fiction, astronomical, and aerospace subjects. Considered by many to be one of the coolest sci-fi illustrators, the honors B-movies from the 1950's while envisioning a future life in the cosmos.
Best Sci-Fi Art Books
Sci-fi art doesn't just tell a story. It takes you into a story, often of your own making. Science fiction art inspires a creative process in the mind. Your intellect is forced to wrap a tale of other worlds and dimensions around the visual your eyes are locked on. From the erotic sci-fi art of greats like Hajimi Sorayama to the sweeping landscapes of sci-fi artist Vincent Di Fate, the works of sci-fi artists can be found in the best sci-fi art books, which provide countless hours of imagination and storytelling.