Abigail Goldman

USA

Abigail Goldman

Charming and disturbing, Abigail Goldman’s Dieoramas are constructed fictitious scenes of unapologetic crimes. Picturesque and grim at the same time, Goldman’s work depicts a duality that wittily mocks the society’s fascination with violence and gore. Through the miniature scenographies the Artist exposes dark little secrets of society and at the same time relieving us of our fetish towards violence through the condensed and compacted debauchery and gore.

Rooted in the Artist’s critical reflection on power and the often blurred notion of right and wrong. This commentary on humanity envelopes the viewer, forcing them to engage with the horrors and brutality of the world and to evoke personal emotions and reactions to the work. Ultimately, it is up to the viewer to take sides and feel sympathy or schadenfreude, indignation or catharsis.

Abigail Goldman’s dieoramas have been featured on Juxtapoz, NPR, L.A. Times and the Huffington Post, amongst others. She has worked as a newspaper reporter and an in- vestigator for the Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington.

Abigail Goldman Artworks

A Perfect Weekend

Little Secret