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edie nadelhaft

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20110120094257-nadelhaft_palmdipdet2
Palm Diptych (detail 2), 2011 Oil on Canvas 54 X 44 © edieNadelhaft
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Palm Diptych, 2011 Oil on Canvas 54 X 88 Inches © edieNadelhaft
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Palm Diptych (detail 1), 2011 Oil on Canvas 54 X 44 © edieNadelhaft
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Flesh Field in 12 panels , 2010 Oil on Canvas 54 X 72 Inches
Bigbiterno5
Cherry Biter No.5, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © en09
Palmbeetlehires
Palm, Beetle No.1, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © en10
Bugbiterno1
Bug Biter No.1, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © en09
Leftfieldhres2
Flesh Field No.2, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" © en10
Bbiter3
Big Cherry Biter No.3, 2008 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36"
Seniorw
Senior Wences, 2009 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24"
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Best Friends For Now, 2010 Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches
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In My Humble Opinion, 2010 Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches
20101029211041-iluvu
I Luv U, 2010 Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches
20101029211244-wtf
What The F*ck, 2010 Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches
20101029211558-lilhug
L'il Hug, 2010 Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches
20101029213430-wink
Winking, 2010 Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches
Handhu
Handsome Hu, 2007 Oil on Canvas 36 X 48 Inches
Whitefly
White Fly, 2007 Oil on Canvas 48 X 48 Inches
Spiked
Spiked, 2007 Oil on Canvas 36 X 48 Inches
00cc33
Rescued Green, 2005 Oil on Canvas Panels 48 X 48 Inches
Orange_rt32a
Orange Rte. 32, 2004 Oil on Canvas Panels 48 X 48 Inches
Redcow
Sweetman's II, 2004 Oil on Canvas Panels 48 X 48 Inches
Orangesnout
Orange Snout, 2005 Oil on Canvas Panels 36 X 36 Inches
Redsnout
Red Snout, 2005 Oil on Canvas Panels 36 X 36 Inches
20101207112925-pillsimage
Better Living Through Chemistry, 2010 Glass, Mixed Media 14 X 4 Inches Each
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Lives in
NYC
Works in
NYC
Tags
pop, realism, figurative
Statement

Sensation February 2010
My current work is a series of large-scale oil paintings of greatly magnified, highly detailed topographical descriptions of my hands and mouth. Teeth rip into a ripe cherry, an iridescent beetle nestles into the pulpy terrain of my palm. The vantage point ranges from close to extreme close-up, culminating in a focal point narrow enough to exclude all contextual information. Like a view of the earth from an airplane or a geological survey, these otherwise familiar things become bizarre through a fun-house distortion of scale and perspective. 

Tracing hairline cracks in my teeth or the striations of my palm, my objective is to comprehend and depict the actual substance of sensation, the turbulence of physical existence. In a word: existentialism. But not in a lofty philosophical sense, rather, literally what it feels like to be alive on a cellular level

Digital photography and film aesthetics are integral to my vision and to my process. The transient nature of these tableaux, along with the dramatic cropping and extreme perspective give the work a distinctly cinematic flavor; digital photography enables me to pursue a level of detail not visible to my naked eye. Hilariously, I persist in expecting this exercise in scrutiny to lead to simplification and clarity. The reality is more like a set of Russian nesting dolls: further investigation reveals the same or an even greater level of complexity.