Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Giron.
Christopher, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I’ve been drawing with Pen since I was a kid. My drawings always were not for the faint-hearted, they even got me in trouble many times. Growing up in Honduras, I went to Catholic school, and the nuns in my school told my mother, I needed more Bible studies because my drawings were too horrifying. My father is a great artist himself and as a kid, I only got to see him a few times as he lived here in the U.S working to support my mother and I, but he always sent me cool creepy drawings, and I got to see some of his old drawing notebooks. He drew many creepy and gore drawings, as a kid this fascinated me and wanted to learn more about them and how to draw them. So I started drawing my own monsters, some they were actual creatures I’ve seen in my dreams. In 2007, my father brought my mother and me to the U.S to finally live together as a family. I started school that same year, and I was a very shy kid since I didn’t know the language, and I had to get used to a new country. Only my drawings kept me company, I used to draw all the time in a class all the time, which got the attention of my classmates. This lead to meeting my best friend Bryan Morales which whom I used to drew our very mini-comic book “Holy Wars”.
I’ve always loved creating stories through drawings and this was the start of a new journey creating creatures and nightmarish scenery. Spent half of my time drawing through high school, I would some times draw in class without even paying attention to the teachers. I, of course redeemed myself by being one of the few in the English learning program to graduate high school and going to college. In 2014, in moved to LA to attend college and pursue a career in film. College and work kept me very busy, to the point I stopped drawing for about five years. I still managed to draw here and there, even got paid sometimes to draw characters for my friend’s projects. I graduated from Columbia College Hollywood in 2019 with a BFA in cinema, making my parents very proud, yet something in my life was missing. Then 2020 hit, the current pandemic brought so many bad times to my life mentally, financially, and career-wise. Yet it connected me back to my true passion in life. In May of the same year, I opened my artist Instagram “@agonyandnightmares” in which I’ve been growing as an artist and remain creating macabre art for my fans and for the rest of the Macabre artist community.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Being a Macabre artist is not easy, many people see our art as evil, disgusting, and too terrifying. And to that I say, horror art of any kind goes beyond what you see in front of you. Our art can be a daily life piece, tell a story, or tell a specific message. People who truly appreciate macabre art are those who can see a story beyond the horror aspect or appreciate the feelings within the piece itself. There has been many ups and down especially because I’m very self-conscious with my art. Yet my artist community keeps encouraging me every day. I used to think my art was bad and not worthy to showcase, then I opened my art Instagram and met amazing artists like Layna Bedo, Gabriela Shel, Ramelyn Ballon, and Rei Hernandez. Amazing artist who I look up to a lot and who encourage me to keep drawing. The journey of an artist is not a smooth one, yet it’s filled with many amazing surprises and life lessons.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a Macabre Artist, which means I create horror, gore, and creepy drawings that go far beyond the imagination. I am proud to be a Macabre artist and to be a Honduran artist, there’s so many Latinos out there who are amazing artist, and I’m extremely proud to represent my culture as a Macabre artist.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My father Luis Giron has been a big part of my inspiration to me as an artist. He has always been such an amazing supporter and my hero. My friends Bryan, Natalia, and Layna have been amazing supporters of my art. Layna as well as Gabriela Shal, and Rei have been amazing mentors and supporters to me, and I wouldn’t be where I am without them.
- Email: Christophergiron.email@example.com
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