Ah cyberpunk, I think it's safe to say this is rather epic. The wonderful marrying between the squishy bit and cybernetics and brilliant. The suit actually puts me in mind of the Space Jockey from Alien, the puffy muscular rounded shoulders with the very accented chest section all look fantastic.
My favourite part, the section where the skull connects to the tentacles, the little blue lights and attention to detail in the lighting on the metal work is great fun to look at!
William Gibson's "Cyberpunk" =/= Han Rudolf Giger's "biomechanist" art style.
Cyberpunk is specifically the "street finding its own purposes for things". Which this painting doesn't demonstrate.
There is no "repurposing" of standard or high-end equipment for more practical or pragmatic uses. There is no broken Digital-Tablet having its glass screen chipped into the axe-head of a street-axe. There is no collection of cast off electronics and hydraulics re-purposed into a frankensteined exo-harness.
Nor is there any obvious attempt at demonstrating heavily used equipment with signs it has been: cannibalized, repaired, upgraded and heavily modified from it's "standard".
Instead, there is a floating Cthulhii; with some "barely there" and "sleek looking" neural augment cybernetics. Which makes sense for a neural-based creature like a Cthulhii to pick up.
Although; in reality; the Cthulhi (if they /really/ were a genius; they would be actually very at savvy at advanced maths such as Game Theory; and would understand that mini-maxing (or min-maxing) their weakest attributes could be more effective than augmenting their highest attributes. However, that's only in real life.
In an wargame-cum-RPG like D&D, hyper-specialization has immense benefits for characters that can use their attributes for Save-or-Die effects.
Really, "Biomechanical" is closer to what this is; as it demonstrates the G.R.R. Martin "Cthulhii" with a cybernetic neural augmentation.
Martin "re-invented" human sized Cthulu-based creatures when he also invented the "Gith".
However Howard Lovecraft himself /also/ had "human sized" Cthulu creatures (they were part of the invading army of Cthulhu that fought against the Elder Things, as recounted in "At the Mountains of Madness").
Human sized cephalopodoid creatures are a really old thing in contemporary human mytholody; the 1920's with Lovecraft at least. Humans using cephalopods in their culture for as long as they've been aware of them.
However, Lovecraft's invention of a "giant squid man in the Pacific" could be seen as being little different from the depictions of apocryphal tales and illustrations of giant squid capsizing iron age sailing vessels; Lovecraft just took some existing ideas, and made them unsettlingly uncanny by amalgamating a cephalic, and chiropteran, with a humanoid, form.
C'thulhu is an extra-dimensional, extra-stellar god. As such, the title "Cthulhu from Space" is misleading and, to a Lovecraft fan, redundant. What's more, this is in no way representative of Great C'thulhu as his form is much more massive and, well, maddening. This is closer to an Illithid melded with a Protoss. Adding tentacles to something does not make it C'thulian and I'd prefer if people stopped making that assumption.
An Illithid, or Mindflayer, is a pale, robed creature with a squid-like head and long, slender fingers. Most notably is the Illithids' ability to manipulate thought, wield Psionic magics, and devour mental energy. They are natives to the Underdark and, as such, are vicious, evil creatures. They are generally very frail but very dangerous. A single Illithid can maintain a mental hold on a dragon for a decent amount of time.
Great C'thulhu is one of the Elder Things from beyond the boundaries of time, space and reality. He is imprisoned on Earth, beneath the Pacific Ocean in the city of R'lyeh, sleeping a deathless sleep until such time as the stars are in the proper alignment to raise R'lyeh out of the waters. From within his Deathseep, C'thulhu's dream seeps into the world at large infecting the minds of the brilliant and weak minded alike, driving them mad. By all accounts, C'thulhu is a god and nothing all at once. His form is massive, corpulent and grotesque with great tentacles sprouting from his maw and wings like unto a dragon's.
Cthulhu (God from Lovecraftian mythos): Has many tentacles, wings, and the ability to induce madness with appearance alone. Acts as a sort of harbinger for the destruction of mankind.
Illithids (Mind Flayers) of the D&D universes: Based on Cthluhu, no wings, 4-6 tenacles, are their own race of people with gods, government and culture. Use innate psychic abilities to keep humans as slaves.
/kind of obsessed with these creatures and could write more, but long comment is long is long and I can't tell if you're serious
Well, Cthulhu is more well known than other tentacle creatures like the Flayers, (and most of those creatures are based on Cthulhu anyway) so yeah, it's something I've come to expect/stop caring about too much. Tentacle-headed monsters are rad no matter the name.
Glad I could put my dorky obsession with illithids to some use.