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