Justin Eagle

Eagle’s reading of visual culture is through the appropriation of sign; Cultural identity formed through the urban and its cultural signifiers, the sense of loss for another place and the duplication of romantic iconography are three entwined themes that run through his practice. How one wears a scarf or shoe or what products we buy, used to define our identity. He works with and within his immediate environment, presenting the viewer with large print works (usual as series), found objects, photographs, collage and sculpture.

“Eagle explores contemporary urban reality through symbols whose familiarity grants them a sort of invisibility in everyday life. Often drawing on the buzz and sexual energy of youth culture, Eagle produces images that mix desire and danger. His works call up a host of questions about the process of reproduction and distribution of popular images. Eagle is also deeply invested in the ageing modernity of England’s New Towns, notably Milton Keynes and Telford, and the civic sculptures that dot and adorn their manifold roundabouts and windy plazas. His works look precision-engineered, are cool and quick to the pulse of this post-Fordist world.”  – Colin Perry , 2011

 

Justin Eagle, The car I drive seems to be faster than everyone else’s, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 127 x 168 cm. Unique. Photographer Daniel Spehr. Courtesy Atelier Mondial.

Justin Eagle, The Golden Cage, 2016. Photographer Nici Jost.

Justin Eagle, Eigentlich bini in de Ferie. Isch’s ok wenni rauch?, 2016. Photographer Nici Jost.

Justin Eagle, Eigentlich bini in de Ferie. Isch’s ok wenni rauch?, 2016.

Justin Eagle, Ofwat 1, 2014. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 127 x 167.7 cm.

Justin Eagle, Ofwat 2, 2014. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 127 x 167.7 cm.

Justin Eagle, Ofwat 3, 2014. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 127 x 167.7 cm.

Justin Eagle, Ofwat 4, 2014. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 127 x 167.7 cm.

Justin Eagle, Paris Confidential, 2014. Digitally printed roller blind. Commission private residency in collaboration with Contemporary Art Society. Unique.

Justin Eagle, Paris Confidential (detail), 2014. Digitally printed roller blind. Commission private residency in collaboration with Contemporary Art Society. Unique.

Justin Eagle, Man Lesson, 2013. Powder coated steel. Edition of 2. 83 x 73 x 13

Justin Eagle, FAQ III, 2012. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 81 x 152.5 cm.

Justin Eagle, FAQ II, 2012. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 81 x 152.5 cm.

Justin Eagle, FAQ IV, 2012. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 81 x 152.5 cm.

Justin Eagle, Private blend I,II,III,IV,V, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 105 x 147 cm each.

Justin Eagle, Private blend VI, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 105 x 147 cm.

Justin Eagle, Private blend V, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 105 x 147 cm.

Justin Eagle, Private blend IV, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 105 x 147 cm.

Justin Eagle, The Sluggard, 2011. Powder coated steel and Tom Ford lipstick. 3 x 80.5 x 264 cm.

Justin Eagle, Variation and the spice of life for me I vowed. But boy, I never dreamed it could vary so much, 2011. Framed giclee print. 26.7 x 32 cm.

Justin Eagle, MMXI VI, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 122 x 152.4 cm.

Justin Eagle, MMXI IV, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 122 x 152.4 cm.

Justin Eagle, MMXI III, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 122 x 152.4 cm.

Justin Eagle, MMXI II, 2011. Acrylic silkscreen on polyester. 122 x 152.4 cm.

Justin Eagle, French Ambience in London, 2011. Magazine page and lipstick. 22 x 30 cm.

Justin Eagle, The ties that bond, 2011. A2 Poster.

Justin Eagle, A fool's guide to wine, 2011. Magazine page, frame. 22 x 30 cm.

Justin Eagle, Il Dolore, 2011. Framed postcard. 25.2 x 30.6 cm.

Justin Eagle, Aioli, 2010. Acrylic silkscreen on canvas. 102 x 107.5 cm.

Justin Eagle, fate and fate I-XI 2010, Acrylic silkscreens on canvas, 48 x 112.5 cm.

Justin Eagle, Dreary is not a synonym for deep, 2009. Hand blown glass. 127 cm.