VINCENT CASTIGLIA PAINTS ONLY WITH HIS OWN BLOOD AND HE WANTS YOU TO CHECK OUT HIS GALLERY!

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VINCENT CASTIGLIA PAINTS ONLY WITH HIS OWN BLOOD AND HE WANTS YOU TO CHECK OUT HIS GALLERY!

So this dude paints shit in his own blood and I can’t think of a more metal way to put visual art onto canvas.  I got the press release and I had to post about it.  Vincent Castiglia announced his upcoming art exhibition entitled, “Resurrection” which will be taking place at Sacred Gallery in New York City from October 4th through the 31st.  Vincent’s paintings are all “created exclusively in his own human blood.”

AWESOME.  The way this dude makes his art literally embody himself is inspiring to me.  We should all be so invested in our art.  Vincent takes it that extra step and I think it’s pretty fucking awesome.  He explained two of his favorite pieces in the press release and I leave it at that but I needed to share this one with my metal family.  Maybe I’ll see some of you at the gallery.

 “Feeding” (59″ x 41”, Blood on paper, 2006), depicts the archetypal mother of humanity, a fleeting organism which struggles to nurture itself in spite of the self-evident frailties that are innately threaded into its existence – namely sickness and death.

Her transience burdens her more deeply to propagate. Yet hope runs through the composition; among the ruins of a physical shell, the background envelops the figures, like a promise, that like the child, they are being held together by something vaster.

“Stings of the Lash” (88″ x 59″”, Blood, 2005), marks significant events in my life, people, places and things – the ‘stings’ of my own ‘lashes’. This painting also deals with the unique nature of the human will. There is a “consciousness between impulses”, the space between actions.

The figure stands between two neurons attempting to communicate; only the message is diffused in the space between them by this willful phenomenon. Behind him are three dimensions, which the figure penetrates, physically as well as allegorically, the terrestrial, the celestial, and beyond this the collective unconscious.

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