Last month, we had a meeting with an alien.
Traveling to Chur
H.R. Giger was a surrealist artist, and hubby has been a fan of his for a long time. I became interested in Giger’s work through hubby when we saw an exhibition in Tampere, Finland some years ago. This was my first trip to Switzerland, but hubby had already been to Gruyères before.
Gruyères is a cute, Medieval mountain village which you can explore in my next post. This post is about Giger’s art. Traveling to Gruyères and Chur by train from Zürich, on seperate trips, gave us two great opportunities to indulge in the scenery along the way.
Chur was the appetizer, however, and Gruyères was the main course.
Pictures from visiting the Chur Giger bar
What really impresses me in Giger’s biomechanical art is that it’s very realistic and consistent. He’s created an alternative reality, a nightmarish one, and his ink and paint airbrush method resulted in some very convincing scenes. Machinery meets flesh. He is most known, however, for inspiring and creating the monster in the Alien movies.
Pictures from Gruyères
I don’t have any photos of his airbrush artworks since photographing inside the museum wasn’t allowed. The photos in this post are from outside the museum and from the bar next door, with an interior landscape straight from Giger’s nightmares.
Pictures from the Giger bar in Gruyères
Stepping into the bar, you felt like you’d just stepped into an alien’s stomach or maybe a sci-fi fantasy boneyard. What a place to set your mind loose! Imagine having those chairs at your dining table at home!