Art Noir by HR Giger

2011-05-03 15:04 | Comments: 5

Exhibition in KUNST HAUS WIEN devoted to the influentual Swiss painter and sculptor HR Giger, who received an Oscar for his creations in the film Alien. His oeuvre — varied, surrealistic, fetishistic, morbid, nightmarish but always exceptionally aesthetic.

Painting Li I, 1974 | Photo credit: Roland Gretler | HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Li I

Hi, I visited the HR Giger exhibition in KUNST HAUS WIEN and am impressed by Hans Rudolf Giger's monochromic, surrealistic artwork.

In the exhibition you will see his airbrushed paintings in his unique biomechanical style, his alien sculptures for the film Alien and Species, and his photographic collages also retouched with airbrush.

The later looking a bit like photoshopped photos, but all done by hand long before Photoshop was even invented. Really impressive work!

In his surrealistic paintings I love the enormous amount of details and his exceptionally beautiful approach to otherwise scary topics such as deformation and death.

And whoever watched the film Species also knows it is easy to fall in love with his extremely sexy alien creations ;)

The exhibition in KUNST HAUS WIEN is open till June 26th 2011.

Dune I, 1975
Photo credit: Roland Gretler
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HR Giger Dune I

Birth Machine, 1967
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Birth Machine

Lilith, 1977
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Lilith

Passage XXVIII, 1973
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Passage XXVIII

Debbie Harry on a Harkonnen-Capo-Chair, 1981
Photo credit: Chris Stein
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HR Giger Debbie Harry on a Hakronnen-Capo-Chair

The Spell IV, 1977
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger The Spell IV

The Second Celebration of the Four IX, 1977
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger The Second Celebration of the Four IX

Giger's Alien, 1979
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Alien

Sil, The Transformation
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Species Sil

Sil Display, 1995
Photo credit: Matthias Belz
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HR Giger Species Sil

Atomic Children, 1968
Photo credit: HR Giger 2011

HR Giger Atomic Children

HR Giger at Work, 1978
Photo credit: Mia Bonzanigo
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HR Giger at Work

Official Websites
HR Giger
KUNST HAUS WIEN

Follow-up story
Hundertwasser Museum Kunst Haus Wien

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thank you for this beautiful article!

R.I.P. H.R. Giger!

May you rest in peace, Mr. Giger

We'll not see his like again. ♥

R.I.P.

Jody Randall on 2016-08-06 22:36

I was a young lad of 10 when Alien was at the theater. HR Giger totally floored me with his fantastic creations. I noticed that the work was something I had seen before... My fathers ELP record! My facination with the periodical Heavy Metal Magazine only made me more aware of this mans talent when he was featured in an edition via 1982. Most recently I watched a beautiful biography of this master on Netflix which reinvigorated my obsession with viewing his creations. HR Giger was and is a once in a lifetime force. I only hope that the world will see his work as I see it. Truly moving, beautiful yet dangerous. Awe inspiring, sexual, dark and light. Thank you for this site!

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