H.R. Giger: Surrealist Artist and “Alien” Designer
H.R. Giger, actually less known for his full name, Hans Ruedi Giger, is a Swiss artist who created highly influential artwork in the style of Fantastic-Realism.
He was born in 1940, in Chur, Switzerland and studied architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. Giger’s developed interest in morbid and frightful images, as he describes himself, has been possibly influenced by a sleeping disorder and/or birth trauma. In the seventies, he discovered the airbrush and, along with it, his own unique freehand painting style, leading to the creation of many of his most well-known works, the surrealistic Biomechanical dreamscapes, which formed the cornerstone of his fame. The artist died in 2014.
Artist website: hrgiger.com/
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