Giger has provided a lot of inspiration for tattooists, and Giger tattoos have also received a lot of popularity. Hans Rudolf Giger, H. R. Giger, born on February 5, 1940 in Cour, Graubenden, Switzerland, is a famous surrealist painter, sculptor and designer in Switzerland. He once designed the alien creatures in the film Aliens, which won the best visual effect award at the Academy Awards. In 2014, he died in a hospital on May 12, 2014 due to falling down on the stairs.
Gigel’s style and theme production has always been influential. For example, the alien design was inspired by his painting Necronom IV, which won him an Oscar in 1980. Many of his paintings are included in the album, including “The Book of the Dead”, “The Book of the Dead II”, etc., as well as his paintings frequently published in “Omni” magazine before he became an internationally famous artist.
In 1998, Gigel acquired the “the Château St. Germain” located in Gruyere, Switzerland. His works are permanently collected here and opened to the public as the “H · R · Jigger Art Museum”.
Before oil painting, Gigel was first engaged in the creation of small ink paintings. For most of his career, he used airbrush tools to create, because it can depict surreal and nightmarish dreamlike scenes with monochrome canvas. However, he has basically given up using a large airbrush to create and replaced it with pastels, strange pens or ink.
In 2007, he shot a 19 minute documentary named H.R. Giger’s Sanctuary, which featured Giger and his works. The documentary was shown on international tours and released on DVD in May 2008.