Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Fantasy Art H.R. Giger
Hans Ruedi Giger is an Academy Award-winning Swiss painter best known for his design work on the film Alien. Working predominantly in airbrush, Giger creates monochromatic canvasses depicting surreal, nightmarish landscapes. His most distinctive style is the representation of human bodies and machines in a cold, interconnected relationship.
Giger's main influences were painters Ernst Fuchs and Salvador Dalí. Giger is perhaps the best known sufferer of night terrors and his paintings are all to some extent inspired by his experiences with that particular sleep disorder. He was originally educated as an architect and made his first paintings as a way of art therapy.
Giger Official Website
Giger US Site
HR Giger Online Museum
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