March 30, 2015
Sheik ‘N’ Beik met Vincent seven years ago and immediately recognized his unique
artistic talents in what some could call “unconventional” art. Vincent is tattooed nearly head to
toe, and seems like the kind of person you would be intimidated by. But after speaking to him,
getting to know him, the passions and ambitions he had and still has, portrayed a man that had
suffered quite a bit from his childhood, and was still learning how to heal his wounds.
All of Vincent’s paintings are done using blood. His own blood. The blood is collected
intravenously into Vacutatiner tubes which are then refrigerated, and used one by one as needed
throughout the paintings’ progress. Because of this tedious process, only one project can be
worked on at a time, working up to 12 hours a day, 3 to 5 days a week. His process has only been
interrupted due to illness, extenuating family circumstances, or other obligations. The shading of
his paintings is done by having tubes of different consistencies of diluted blood, giving each
artwork an intricate three-dimensional perspective.
Vincent’s body of work is unlike any other artist’s. The process he uses is extremely time
consuming, and because of this, it has taken him seven full years to make about fifteen
beautifully detailed pieces. Due to the amounts of blood he takes from his body, there is always a
certain amount of recovery time before he can collect more blood, extending the time it takes to
finish or start a new painting. Therefore, Vincent can create up to three paintings a year, making
each and every single piece of his, extremely unique.
By using his own blood to create his work, he is siphoning the life force which contains
his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he is essentially
dissolving the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense. He has
become his work, and as a result, it has guided him.
This is why Vincent’s exhibit launch is going to be an astonishing event that will leave an
imprint on the art world. Sheik ‘N’ Beik is ready to share Vincent with the world and expose his
talents to everyone. The opening of his exhibit is April 16th from 6 pm till 9 pm, and will run
until April 30th, located at the Dorian Grey Gallery in New York City. Also be sure to come see
his live performance at Up & Down on April 17th from 11 pm till 4 am, celebrating his gallery