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Famous H.R. Giger Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous Swiss
illustrator H.R. Giger
born Hans Ruedi Giger - Chur, Switzerland
- 5th of February, 1940 / Lives Switzerland
Famous HR Giger art works
include surreal illustrations and sculpture. Giger has designed creatures and
vehicles for movies like "Alien", "Species", and "Batman
Forever". His work has been referred to as "Fantastic Realism".
+ I was interested
in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have
not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that. It's sometimes quite
strange for me to see my own paintings. It comes as a surprise to me sometimes.
+ If people want to interpret my work as warnings about too much overpopulation,
disease and mechanization in the future, then that is up to them.
I dont know what they mean. To me it is sometimes like when Ive finished
them they were done by someone else. And some things in it I can say at that time
I was doing the painting I was fascinated about that or just during the work on
the painting somebody came with something and I just incorporated that into the
painting, like a box or a key or whatever.
Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but
I paint from reality.
+ I mean if somebody likes a painting it is because
he sees something personal in it, something he relates to. There are different
reasons for it. There could be archetypes of what he likes in it, or some hidden
feeling, or something that frightens him.
most of my
paintings are done in the way of the surrealist painters, intuitively, and so
I was very happy to find somebody who wanted to give them a meaning.