The hidden viscera that lies under the surface of our skin rarely draws the attention of the average person. With our organs encased within our exteriors and not easily visible, Arielle Hadad’s painting and sculpture are the external portrayal of our hidden internal structures, our “innards”.
She dissects and severs parts of our bodies from their whole, presenting them in abnormal settings, generating alien and unsettling imagery, making them surprisingly unidentifiable. She is curious about whether these complex forms are intriguing or threatening in their nauseating explicitness. This tension between repulsion and attraction, as well as the beautiful and the grotesque, is an antithetical fine line that she explores and works within.
Arielle Hadad is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist living in New York City, her hometown. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Visual Arts, and concentrations in painting and sculpture.