Using oil paints on a canvas is so passé. Jordan Eagles prefers to liven up his work a bit. The New York-based artist has just launched his latest show, in which the title, ‘Hemofields,’ hints at the heart of his notoriety: Eagles nickname is the ‘Blood Artist’ for his use of animal blood in his artwork.
For over 14 years, Eagles has been working with animal blood to explore what he thinks are life’s fundamental questions. His artwork has evolved from acetate sheets pasted onto canvas, painted over with blood, to abstract pieces as big as 32 feet long that capture the process of rendering and preserving blood using various materials.