|#HRGiger, Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer, won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his design work on the film Alien. Heis seen here at the H R Giger Retrospective Exhibition at the Fabrik |
der Kuenste, Hamburg, Germany, 19 Jan 2012. (Rex)
FRANK JORDANS of Associated Press
Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, told The AssociatedPress that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.
Giger's works, often showing macabre scenes of humans and machines fused into hellish
hybrids, influenced a generation of movie directors and inspired an enduring fashion for "biomechanical" tattoos.
"Birth Machine" Sculpture in Gruyères
|One of Giger’s most famous paintings is the Birth Machine in 1967. Some |
say living on 17 Storchengasse Street, meaning Stork Street, inspired
him to do this work. “My paintings express all kinds of themes and often
my feelings. Most of the time there is no ‘message’ attached to them.
For example, The ‘Birth Machine’ is a slice through of a Walther P38
pistol. You see the barrel, and instead of bullets there are little men
with large glasses. They sit there with a weapon in their hands. This
weapon is a weapon with a magazine, and in that magazine are more
pistols with magazines. This means that you can go deeper and deeper.
“With this, I wanted to illustrate the enormous population explosion
which is happening. All unpleasant things come from the fact that there
are too many people on this planet.” Said H.R. Giger. - narrativeinart.wordpress