About HR Giger web store
Welcome to the web store of HRGiger.com, one of only three official websites of the acclaimed Swiss surrealist HR Giger, creator of the terrifying life forms and their otherworldly environment in the film classic ALIEN, for which he received the Oscar in 1980.
Painter, sculptor, designer, interior architect, Giger extends his artistic vision into all domains. Fundamental to the nature of his work is his Biomechanical aesthetic, a dialectic between man and machine, representing a universe at once disturbing and sublime and reflected beautifully in his sculptures and jewelry designs.
This web store is part of HR Giger's first official web site, hrgiger.com - which started life in 1996. The HR Giger web store remains one of only three official HR Giger web sites. Here, and the Museum HR Giger in Gruyères, Switzerland (hrgigermuseum.com) are the only places you can purchase authentic HR Giger-designed jewelry.
HR Giger is recognized as one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Born in 1940 in Chur, Switzerland, he moved in 1962 to Zurich, where he studied architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts. By 1964 he was producing his first artworks, mostly ink drawings and oil paintings, resulting in his first solo exhibition in 1966, followed by the publication and world-wide distribution of his first poster edition in 1969. Shortly after, he discovered the airbrush and, along with it, his own unique freehand painting style, leading to the creation of many of his most well known works, the surrealistic Biomechanical dreamscapes, which formed the cornerstone of his fame. To date, more than 40 books have been published about Giger’s art.
HR Giger’s most famous book, Necronomicon, published in 1977, served as the visual inspiration for director Ridley Scott’s film Alien, Giger's first high-profile film assignment, which earned him the 1980 Oscar for the Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his designs of the film's title character, including all the stages of its lifecycle, plus the film’s the extraterrestrial environments. Giger's other well-known film work includes his designs for Poltergeist II, Alien3 and Species, as well as the legendary unmade film, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune.
“Hansruedi” Giger, known to the World as HR Giger, passed away on Monday, 12th May 2014 at the age of 74.