Jarod Polakoff

Selected Work:

Familiar Alien
Untitled Feeling
Constructing, Connecting
Hapa Directory

Jarod Polakoff (b. 2002) is a photographer and image-based artist from Seattle, WA, currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

Fascinated by the human psyche, Jarod centers his work around emotion,  sensation, and the subconscious, situating the vast tapestry of parallels between interior and exterior experiences at the crux of his photographs.

Jarod received his BFA in Photography & Imaging with a double major in Art History from New York University.

Constructing, Connecting (2022)

Constructing, Connecting is an experiment in association, abstraction, and the aesthetic reconfiguration of objects and humans. Emerging from an interest in classic still life paintings and photographs, the series aims to uncover novelty and unexpected interest in an arbitrary selection of composed objects, illustrating and subsequently questioning hierarchies and associations that might be held within these objects. By stripping them of context and placing them alongside simple portraits, I hope to probe a subjective and deeply intuitive sense of curiosity and surprise living somewhere beneath the surface of these otherwise banal compositions.