Artist Jaz Harold Juxtaposes Pretty Pastels with Creepy Imagery

By: Meghan Young - Nov 13, 2014
References: jazharold & beautifuldecay
Jaz Harold is an artist based in New York City that deals in juxtapositions. She has created a series of works that brings an unexpected touch of prettiness to the grotesque, or perhaps some people will consider that the other way around. Jaz Harold essentially introduces macabre imagery such as bloody faces and blobs of mouths into what would traditionally be pretty scenes of Victorian ladies and pastel colors.

Soft and surreal, Jaz Harold's works of art deals with the topic of purity. As is written on her website, "Using an aesthetic that consciously appeals to child-like naïveté, Jaz’s work softens the emphasis on the ego, ritual, intimacy, and stigma that society generally attaches to sex."