Schweizer Fantasy-Visionär und „Alien“-Schöpfer H. R. Giger ist 74-jährig gestorben

Kultur / 13.05.2014 • 21:58 Uhr / 3 Minuten Lesezeit
FILE - In this June 29, 2007 file picture Swiss artist H.R. Giger poses with two of his works at the art museum in Chur, Switzerland. H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic
FILE – In this June 29, 2007 file picture Swiss artist H.R. Giger poses with two of his works at the art museum in Chur, Switzerland. H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic „Alien,“ has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall. Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Chateau St. Germain told The Associated Press Tuesday May 13, 2014 that Giger had died in a hospital the day before. Giger received a 1979 Academy Award for special effects in ‚Alen‘. Giger’s works, often showing macabre scenes of humans and machines fused into hellish hybrids, influenced a generation of movie directors and inspired an enduring fashion for „biomechanical“ tattoos. (AP Photo/Keystone,Arno Balzarini,File)

Seine „Alien“-Figuren sind bis heute Kult. Ohne ihn wäre Hollywoods Monster-Riege um einige tolle Figuren ärmer. Jetzt ist der Schweizer Fantasy-Visionär H.R. Giger mit 74 Jahren überraschend gestorben. Für seine „Alien“-Gestalten bekam Hansruedi Giger, der als Künstler die Vornamenabkürzung H.R. bevorzugte, 1980 den Oscar. Auch als Maler war Giger, der in Zürich Architektur und Industriedesign studiert hatte, ein bedeutender Vertreter des „Fantastischen Realismus“. Er schuf bedrückend-düstere Landschaften, bizarre Kreaturen, aber auch exotisch-schöne Frauenfiguren. Foto: AP

FILE - In this June 29, 2007 file picture  Swiss artist H.R. Giger  poses with two of his works at the art museum in Chur, Switzerland.  H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic

FILE – In this June 29, 2007 file picture Swiss artist H.R. Giger poses with two of his works at the art museum in Chur, Switzerland. H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic „Alien,“ has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall. Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Chateau St. Germain told The Associated Press Tuesday May 13, 2014 that Giger had died in a hospital the day before. Giger received a 1979 Academy Award for special effects in ‚Alen‘. Giger’s works, often showing macabre scenes of humans and machines fused into hellish hybrids, influenced a generation of movie directors and inspired an enduring fashion for „biomechanical“ tattoos. (AP Photo/Keystone,Arno Balzarini,File)