06.05.14 by Jeff

Blood Work: Mandalas (Portraits) by Benjamin Garner


I went to the Emily Carr Grad Show on the weekend and saw the powerful work of Benjamin Garner. This piece above is a portrait of a 37 year-old First Nations HIV positive gay male drag queen. The subject’s blood has been silkscreened on canvas. More below.


Portrait of a 25 year-old half Chinese straight female heroin addict with Hepatitis C. Silkscreened blood on canvas.



Artist self-portrait. Silkscreened blood on canvas.


Benjamin Garner’s Website

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • These are gorgeous! Nola Avienne does some beautiful work with blood and the body too. Less graphically inclined, more influenced by classically baroque line-work. I am fortunate to have http://nolaavienne.com/files/gimgs/19_2redthread.jpg this beauty on my wall. :)

  • This is such a powerful medium to use, the soft transparencies create a musing vibrating sensation that really makes them feel alive! Bellisimo!

  • phoebe

    Must admit this produced an immediate, visceral discomfort in me, in the best way. Beautiful concept and beautiful work.

  • disturbing in a very good way

  • Soo Y Kim


28.04.17 by Staff

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28.04.17 by Staff

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28.04.17 by Staff

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28.04.17 by Staff

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27.04.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Anna Schneider

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