H.R. Giger

HR Giger – H. R. Giger is recognized as one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Born in 1940 to a chemist’s family 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 20 books have been published about Giger’s art.

For the full bio please visit WWW.HRGIGER.COM


On Sunday July 29th – we have a two very special tattoo contest
categories inspired by HR Giger.

Best HR Giger Inspired Tattoo (Winner awarded Biomechanical Tattoo sculpture)
* This category is best defined as – Tattoos of original HR Giger work. this includes sculptures, paintings, drawings form Gigers art books and catologues. Yes, Alien tattoos are ok but they must be based on the original work of the artist.

Best Biomechanical Tattoo ( Winner awarded Biomechanical Tattoo Ring)
* This category is defined as – Tattoos that have taken inspiration from Biomechanical work. This would include anything that has a biomechanical feel, images taken from movies, the web etc.

Visit our Contest page for Rules and Prizes


Recovery of original art – Please contact Gigerweb1@aol.com for more information on the below.