Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died. According to reports in the Swiss press, Giger died of injuries after he suffered after sustaining a fall. He was 74 years old.
The surrealist artist was known for his work which explored the fusion between man and machine. He was best known for designing the sets of the film Alien. Giger was both the author and subject of many books. Giger published his first book Necronomicon in 1977. Taschen published a comprehensive study of the artist’s work in a book in 2007.
Giger began work on The H.R. Giger Museum in the middle 1990s and this continues today, as the medieval castle in Gruyere, Switzerland is being continually expanded. The museum houses Giger’s personal collection of art from around the world, as well as a substantial collection of his own paintings and sculptural work. Giger continues to work on special outside projects, such as Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS, when he is not tending his Museum, and creating his own new works.