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THE BIOMECHANICAL
SURREALISM OF H.R. GIGER

KNOW THE GENIUS BEHIND THE ALIEN CREATURE

OCT. 26, 2022 – FEB. 26, 2023

H.R. Giger is one of the most iconic and recognized artists of the 20th century. With his unique, dark and surreal style, Giger’s work transports us to a Universe full of hybrid mechanical beings, post-apocalyptic landscapes, hidden symbols and monochromatic images that seem to come out of a nightmare.

He is also known for being the father of the most feared space creature of cinema, the monster of the acclaimed film ALIEN: The Eighth Passenger, which has become one of the most famous elements of popular culture throughout the world.

His work in that film made him worthy of the Academy Award for best special effects in 1980. His extensive work covers painting, sculpture, architecture, drawing and industrial design. Deep, enigmatic and versatile, Giger is a clear example that genius can take inspiration from many places, including our deepest fears.

"A DARK VISIONARY"

Giger was just a real artist and visionary, a man who understood darkness an was not afraid of it.

Jonathan Davis
Leader and Composer of Korn
"PRISIONER OF SHADOWS"

His work is alive, constantly reinterpreted, and fully connected to contemporary philosophical and artistic discourse.
Carlos Arenas
Art Curator, Writer & Lecturer
"GIGER'S SHADOWS"

HRG's work was powerful because it tapped symbolic visionary archetypal mythic dimensions of the pysche that not even Freud or Jung could have imagined.
Alex Grey
Artist, Visionary & Spiritual Guide
"ALONE WITH NIGHT"

HRG is alone with the Night, like a fire that burns, not to stun or wreck us, but to guide us through the limbo that is our world, between other and abyss.
Patrick Gyger
Historian, Writer & Curator

“Alone with the Night” is a journey within the dark mind of the multifaceted genius H.R GIGER, who through his art managed to capture surreal worlds and biomechanical creatures taken from the depths of the human subconscious.

The exhibition features pieces curated by the Ph.D. in art history and professor of film history Carlos Arenas, and is composed of original art such as airbrushes, paintings, drawings, furniture, sculptures, unpublished photos and videos.

visit us and enjoy the legacy of thE artist who changed the world of art and cinema through his hidden symbols, fears and nightmares.

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