Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hans Rudolf Giger father designer of "Alien" left a "biomechanical" designs legacy.

Francisco De Jesùs.

CHUR -. Switzerland. - June 26, 2007, the Swiss artist HR Giger posed with two of his works. Giger died on May 12, 2014, at 74 years of age. EFE

Giger, who designed the monster and revolutionary sets of  science - fiction film "Alien ," has died at age 74 , reported Monday the Swiss television .

Giger , the son of a chemist named Hans Rudolf was born in the Swiss town of Chur in 1940 . He died Monday from injuries he suffered during a fall, said the television SRF .

Famous for creating the Alien creature from the horror film "Alien" ( 1979) by Ridley Scott, Giger received an Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 1980.

Giger's work , who studied architecture and industrial design at Zurich, explores the relationship between the human body and machines, and created dreamscapes in a style described as " biomechanical " .

In 1998 , he opened his own museum in Gruyeres , in central Switzerland, where much of his paintings , sculptures and film designs are shown, as well as his private art collection , which contains some works of Spanish painter Salvador Dalí.

Giger working on Alien

More pictures of his designs you can find on: Google and almost all of his work on: Wikipedia

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