What is the role, the power, the future of the female body? What is femininity? These are the questions that Sarra Badel explores in her work, through a series of mixed media pieces and wall-based installations. Sarra uses imagery around the female body, often associated with artificial attributes.

The synthetic slickness of the objects confuses viewers with what looks natural and what looks artificial. Make-up, fake eyelashes, hair extensions ... are awkward things that have the power to transform the subject with the promise of a better, more beautiful self. Her references shift from the body to the domestic place, with the use of wallpaper and elements of furniture she brings the viewer into a familiar and intimate setting.

Sarra Badel graduated in 2017 with a MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts and has a BA in Fine Art from The Cass at London Metropolitan University.

Artist’s Work

Sarra Badel

Flower Nipple Strawberry Red, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, aluminium  190 x 190 cm

Sarra Badel

Flower Nipple Purple Red, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, aluminium 190 x 190 cm

Sarra Badel

Sweet Supply, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, cardboard cut-out 110 x 136 cm

Sarra Badel

Lulla Bellz Blonde, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, artificial hair  120 x 160 cm

Sarra Badel

Anatomized Part 1, 2017 
Wallpaper, towel rails, Perspex shelves, liquid silicone, pigment, articulated plastic hands  350 x 320 cm

Sarra Badel

Anatomized Part III 2018 
Wallpaper, Ikea parts, liquid silicone, pigment 500 x 320 cm

Sarra Badel

Flower Nipple Colza Yellow, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, aluminium 190 x 190 cm

Sarra Badel

Jazzy Jubilant, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, cardboard cut-out  110 x 136 cm

Sarra Badel

Look me in the eyes, tell me what you see, 2019
Photograph printed on coloured Perspex, cardboard  146 x 146 cm

Sarra Badel

Lulla Bellz Red, 2019
Photograph printed on Perspex, artificial hair  120 x 160 cm

Sarra Badel

Anatomized Part 2, 2017 
Wallpaper, mirrored shelves, liquid silicone, pigment  600 x 250 cm

Sarra Badel

In Limbo, 2016 
Liquid silicone casts, mirrored discs, sand, pigment

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