I love when I come across art that is unique to the eye. When art makes you think, this is important. Because art should do just that, it should make one think. Why did the artist make this? Why did they make it in this way? What's the meaning of this?
Over the last few years, I've become a fan of what I like to call dark art. Dark art usually comes attached with a dark message. But the message is strong nevertheless. This is one of the reasons I've been collecting Cleon Peterson quite a bit over the years. But this is only my interoperation on Jordan's work, we'll let him speak on his art for himself!
Jordan Eagles Question/Answer Interview
I came across Jordan Eagles profile on Instagram with a colleague and we both were shocked by his art. The theme is blood, so it may not be for everyone. But instantly, we thought why, and what's the story behind it? This is when I knew I had to reach out and interview him. Check out our chat with Jordan Eagles below.
OWITY: How did your career start, when did you know you wanted to be an artist? And what made you choose your style of art?
The very first blood work I created was in 1999. At the time I didn’t know that I was an artist. I was interested in philosophy and fundamental questions about life, death and the connection between body and spirit. The usage of blood was a way to explore these ideas through an organic material that represented life force.
OWITY: At what point of your career as an artist felt like you "made it"?
I don’t think I’ve ever felt like I made it. I’m constantly trying to push my work in new directions, to reach larger audiences and share works about issues and ideas that are important to me.
My works range in price depending on the size and series. But I'm much more interested in the concepts behind the work than discussing value. In fact, I’ve made a series that addresses this called Jesus Christie's / Vinci.