by Ariadna Zierold
Diana Al-Hadid, Brooklyn-based, Syrian-born artist’s work can be difficult to describe, monumental and ethereal mixed media works with a myriad of references throughout art history. Her captivating installations, sculptures and paintings feature elements of figures from the Renaissance and classical imagery, forms that appear to be disintegrating into a “dripping” tower.
Where architecture has an almost spiritual presence in the classical paintings that she admires, her sculptures must obey the law of physics. It is a challenge that she rebels against in her suspended installations.