This week on “Art Seen,” a special Halloween edition.
And you’re going to have a bloody good time.
New York-based artist Jordan Eagles creates artwork with animal blood. He created his first blood-work in 1998, but focused exclusively on the corpulent liquid (collected from slaughterhouses) in 2003. Suspending the organic material in resin with painterly and artistic care, his artwork re-imagines and provokes.
nAscent Art New York, publisher of The Bare Square, first showed the artwork of artist Jordan Eagles in one of its first exhibitions almost five years ago. Since then, Eagles and his bloody creations have enjoyed success upon success, including press coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times, art awards from organizations like GLAAD, and even a world tour with rock-and-roll icon Alice Cooper, who featured Eagles’ work on a 50-foot curtain.
Jordan recently celebrated a much ballyhoo-ed one-artist show in Brooklyn, recommended by Jen last month right here at The Bare Sqauare. “Art Seen” went to the opening and talked to the artist. Enjoy the video below, and please share it with friends.
If you’re queasy just thinking about blood, be afraid. Be very afraid.
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[Special thanks to artist Jordan Eagles, gallery director Tracey Causey Jeffrey, Assistant Editor Iris Rodrigo.]