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Vincent Castiglia

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
The Sleep - 2006, 55” x 83”, human blood on paper, Collection: Martin Stricker, Switzerland
Feeding, 2006, 36” x 54”, human blood on paper, Collection: Jeff Beverly
Multiply Thy Sorrow, 2006, 36” x 42”, human blood on paper, Collection: Jonathan Heslin, Ireland
As Gods, 32" x 50”, 2008, human blood on paper
Blood From A Stone, 2012, sculpture, hydrocal, epoxy, human blood, iron oxide pigment
Artist's Statement

In the privacy of his studio, Castiglia practices a kind of modern-day phlebotomy, siphoning the life force which contains his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he dissolves the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense. The entire collection of paintings by Vincent Castiglia is created exclusively in human blood (which fixes as “iron oxide“). The archetypal figures in Castiglia’s work embody the finitude of human existence. The viewer is presented with the symbiosis of birth and death. The images themselves, as he sees them, form as crystallizations of his experiences, freed from the psyche; the viewer is not only allowed to see into the figure, but also through it, into a deeper psychological world.


Castiglia's paintings are monochromatic tableaux examining life, death, and the human condition. While many surrealists cite fantasy or dreams as their inspiration, Castiglia’s canvases are connected to a life story which is highly allegorical. Vincent Castiglia is the 1st American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger to exhibit in the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. The exquisite museum, located in the Château St. Germain (Gruyeres, Switzerland), furnished a cordial reception for Castiglia’s inaugural body of work, Remedy for the Living. Remedy for the Living, the 1st solo exhibition of paintings by Vincent Castiglia opened on November 1st 2008 and ran for 6 months, closing in April of 2009. His work has been featured on FOX News, CNBC, BBC, New York 1 News, Spike TV, The Discovery Channel, and The Science Channel. He was also recently a guest on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM Radio.