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You get talent when you discover the ground of your pain. ---->>>

There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.

There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.

Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future. ---->>>

Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is. ---->>>

You know, it was just another presentation of my work, and a funny one, because the cards are quite different from the normal Tarot deck, no? ---->>>

I don't know, if somebody doesn't tell me how would I know? ---->>>

You know I was curious - 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. ---->>>

You know, I said I have this problem that I need to more carefully read Akron's text because it's too much, too much fantasy, and so I am busy with other stuff - it's funny, it's nice to hear that someone is studying that carefully and now I know a little bit more about that. ---->>>

No, I didn't work it out upside down, I never turned it around. ---->>>

When I was a young boy, I was obsessed with skulls and mummies and things like that. ---->>>

I'm a painter, really. To be successful, you have to go to Hollywood, and I didn't like to travel. ---->>>

I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work. ---->>>

I was my mother's favorite, and she'd help me with everything. ---->>>

Sometimes people only see horrible, terrible things in my paintings. ---->>>


Nationality: Swiss
Born: 02-05, 1940
Birthplace: Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
Die: 2014-05-12
Occupation: Artist

Hans Ruedi "H.R." Giger ( GHEE-gur; German: [ˈɡiːɡər]; 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss painter, whose style was adapted for many forms of media, including record albums, furniture and tattoos. The Zurich-based artist was best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold 'biomechanical' relationship (wikipedia)