Hans Rudolf Giger (1940–2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, whose style was adapted for many forms of media, including record-albums, furniture and tattoo-art.
The Zurich-based artist was best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold ‘biomechanical’ relationship. Later he abandoned airbrush work for pastels, markers or ink. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for design work on the film Alien. In Switzerland there are two theme-bars that reflect his interior designs, and his work is on permanent display at the H.R. Giger Museum at Gruyeres. Wikipedia
For most of his life, the Swiss artist, whose morbid artistry informed the look and feel of the entire Alien franchise, suffered from debilitating night terrors. Giger was an expert in translating his fears into beauty. For as long as Giger created art, he created the macabre. His fascination with the morbid could not have contrasted more starkly with his upbringing in the picturesque village of Chur, Switzerland. Wired
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