In space, only the nightmarish creatures bursting from H.R. Giger’s imagination can hear you scream. Originally from Switzerland, Giger designed the Oscar-winning monsters and sets in the first “Alien” movie, which propelled him to fame. A renowned Fantastic Realist, he saw a human skull his father received as part of a pharmaceutical promotion, and instantly developed a taste for the dark and diabolical. He later created biomechanoid imagery, a disturbing and often erotic fusion of humans and machines, which established the airbrush as a credible artistic tool. Powerful and mesmerizing, Giger’s work has been featured in 20 books, films and his own gallery housed in a medieval castle.