H. R. Giger is one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Born in 1940 in Chur, Switzerland, he studied architecture and industrial design at the Zurich School of Applied Arts. His first artworks in the early 60′s, mainly ink drawings and oils, lead to his first solo exhibition in 1966, followed by the world-wide distribution of his first poster edition. Switching to the airbrush in the early 70′s, Giger created his own unique signature, freehand style. His most well known works of this period, the biomechanical dreamscape paintings such as “The Spell” and the “Passage Temple” series, are the cornerstone of his fame. To this date, 20 books have been published about his artwork.