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H. R. Giger

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Hans Rudolf Giger was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien.

Giger was born in Chur, Graubünden Canton, Switzerland, the son of a chemist. He spoke of a father who viewed art as a "breadless profession", and strongly encouraged his son to enter into pharmaceutics. Despite this, in 1962, he moved to Zürich, where he studied Architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts until 1970.

Giger's style and thematic execution have been influential. His design for the Alien was inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980. His books of paintings, particularly Necronomicon and Necronomicon II (1985) and the frequent appearance of his art in Omni magazine continued his rise to international prominence. Giger is also well known for artwork on several records.

In 1998 Giger acquired the Château St. Germain in Gruyères, Switzerland, and it now houses the H. R. Giger Museum, a permanent repository of his work.

The May 12 of 2014 He fell down the stairs of his house causing him serious injuries that caused his death.

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Posted: 5 years ago at Mar 14 3:11
Vos si que sos original, eh?? ;)
Posted: 5 years ago at Mar 16 3:45
All I can say is that I'm completed astonished. Also, there's a lotta phallic imagery.
Posted: 5 years ago at Mar 16 4:21
What an imagination this guy has!!! :)
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at May 30 9:00
Este tío era un portento imaginativo. Muy buena lista de imágenes.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at May 30 16:54
Awesome artwork!

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