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Vincent Castiglia: The Man Who Paints With His Own Blood

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Have you ever heard artists claim to put their blood, sweat and tears into their work? Well they do by virtue of the time and energy they put into their work, but Vincent Castiglia means it: he paints with his own blood.

Vincent Castiglia was born April 8, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York. He is internationally acclaimed for his figurative paintings with metaphysical and often nightmarish subject matters. Castiglia paints exclusively in human blood, which contains iron oxide, on paper.

The New York painter has a new exhibit, “Resurrection,” in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood that opened on Thursday, September 27 and ran through October. It featured a number of Castiglia’s paintings from the last 10 years, all of which were created with his blood.

30 year old Castiglia said in a recent interview that his first experiments with blood were prompted by a “need to connect with my work on…

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