Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HR Giger

Hans Ruedi Giger (1940-2014)  was a swiss painter who was most famously known for the creation of the alien from the 1979 movie “Alien”. Although alien might be what he is primarily known for, Giger is a very successful artist who focused on horror sci-fi drawings and paintings. Most of his art has very pleasing geometric proportions due to him studying architecture before he started making visual art. Giger's art  has a very dark feeling to it and part of that feeling stems from Giger living so close to Germany as a young child during WW2. He used that fear and translated it into his art. Another influence to Gigers work was the artist Salvador Dali. Although Giger may Have died 6 years ago his art still lives through his museum in Switzerland which he designed to represent his accomplishments.

  • This website is an auction site with alot of copies of Gigers work, it also includes a short paragraph about the artist.
  • This website goes into detail about Gigers life and influences and experiences.

  • This website is a description of the museum where Gigers work is stored, it also shows a lot of the work in the museum.