Some of you may find it horrifying and ridiculous, but there are some artists who take offering ‘ blood, sweat and tears’ to create art a bit too literally. One of those artists is Maxime Andre Taccardi, who doesn’t even hesitate to shed his blood to make paintings. After cutting his wrist, he uses paint brush directly on the wound to take blood as an unusual medium of painting. That’s insane!
His blood paintings basically focus on monstrosity, which is considered abnormal by society. His dark paintings are stunning and disturbing at the same time. Settled in France, he currently works as a middle school art teacher and further plans to continue working on his creative career. His catalogue of work is varied, including painting, drawing, filmmaking, and music:
My visions come from my dreams for most of the time, I try to let an open wound between reality and dreams. My Blood paintings are symbolically linked to that idea. I cut my wrists and use the brush directly on my wound” (…) It is not intended to shock people like some would think but is merely a process. The final result is as important as the way to do it, I see art as some sort of a ritual, a chat between spirits and my mortal flesh. I do recall on what philosopher Plato said about art which is the manifestation of spirits through artist bodies.
He first draws his artwork on a canvas and further uses his blood to add detailing. Painting with blood is really an unusual form of expressing dark and subversive art, which is disturbing yet fascinating to Taccardi. You can see more blood-infused paintings by him on Facebook.