posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 04:49 AM
But if you realy want to know me I am just a student of life. I am an artist and very good at what I do. My favorite Artist HR Giger's website and
personal portfolio gets less veiws than mine. An that is a logical claim and I was told this by Gigers Agent and just so the peanut garrie can`t sat
squat read below
An email from H.R Giger's Agent Dear Christopher,
One aspect of my job is to screen all of Giger's emails sent to his official website since Giger does not use a computer and prefers to spend his
time on his work instead of spending a large portion of his day reading the accolades of his many fans. that honor has been given to me.
That having been said, I have clear instructions to handle whatever mail comes to him as best I can on my own since over the last 20 years Giger has
come to trust my taste, which in large part reflects his own. Neither Giger or I have any prejudice towards digitally created artworks. In my opinion
the computer is no more than a complicated brush.
It might cheer you up to learn you get many more hits on your website than the www.HRGiger.com. I am glad to hear that you are being offered
exhibitions all over the USA and you should take advantage of the opportunities if they do not require you to pay for the privilige. I understand you
may not know much about the workings of the art industry and how to negotiate a gallery agreement but that is easily remedied. The first and most
important advice I give to every artist is to immediately get a copy of the book, "Legal Guide for the Visual Artist" by Tad Crawford. It is written
in simple English for the protection of the artist and includes everything an artist would ever need to know about the best way to conduct his
affairs. In many respects it eliminates the need for a lawyer or an agent which, by the way, 95% of all artists do not have.
I will not tell you that I am too busy to work with any more artists than I am already committed to, although I am. Quite simply, abstract art is not
in a style I understand or appreciate and that is my own failing. Regardless, how can I, with that mindset, effectively represent you or, for that
matter, anyone? You deserve better and it would not do justice to your work. I should tell you that there is much that I appreciate about it but,
ultimately, it does not reach me on an emotional level. Sorry.
Getting back to Giger, as hard as it may be to accept for his fans, the man has his own life and he prefers to maintain certain barriers between
himself and the world at large. That includes his own fans as well as other artists. In his very limited spare time he prefers to read, listen to
music and watch movies, not look at more artwork. He rarely goes to galleries and would be happy if he could avoid going to even his own openings. ,p>
In short, what I am saying is that you will not be able to reach him through me. I see one other option you can try, snail mail a letter and samples
of your work to the HR Giger Museum in Gruyeres. The address is on his website. He visits there once a week and all his personal mail is given to him.
It is worth a shot.
In closing, do not view my letter as an elaborate rejection. I looked at everything and read everything on your website. You are doing fine. You have
excellent reviews, some even think you have surpassed Giger. I understand your "hunger" and impatience and that is all good. That and your talent
will get you there eventually, even if it will not be on the schedule you've imagined for yourself. That's how it is for all artists including Mr.
If you feel I could add anything else of value to you at this point if you would have the opportunity to speak to me in person, my number is .
Good luck with it all. Best regards,
P.S. Of course, I will try to inform you whenever I hear of some opportunity that might be of interest to you or I feel your work is suitable for.
My last sale was 12,650 USD And thats hobby