H. R. Giger Biography
Birthday: February 5, 1940 (Aquarius)
Born In: Chur
H.R. Giger, one of the preeminent artists of Fantastic Realism, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer known for his biomechanical creatures, extraterrestrial landscapes and disturbing, though memorable, imagery of grotesque sensuality. Enticed with the bug of creativity from an early age Giger went on to graduate with a degree in Interior and Industrial Design. Though his creations were surrealist and nightmarish, the sculptor himself was a warm and generous soul. Giger remained committed to his craft till the very end and was fondly remembered by his family, friends and acquaintances in the world of art and music. His name became synonymous with the science fiction movie ‘Alien’ in which he created the designs for the otherworldly creature. The movie changed the scenario of science fiction genre. Apparently Giger’s nightmares, which he used to scribble in his artist pad, were the source of inspiration for the design of ‘Alien’. In a career that spanned more than five decades, his designs graced museums walls, posters, books, album covers, furniture, entire buildings, several movie sets and more. But this generous and humble artist avoided the limelight and rather let his work speak volumes of his mastery. To know more about the life and works of the famous artist, sculptor and set-designer read on.