Jen Lightfoot "Flicker"
colored pencil and ink on paper
10x13 in (approximately 11.5x14.5 framed)
About the Artist:
Jen's love of drawing began in pre-school when her grandmother taught her the art of making paper dolls. Jen held onto that love of drawing the figure and expanded it from tiny cartoons to surreal nudes that experiment with eroticism and the grotesque. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2013, and in 2007 received her BFA in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in publications such as the Canadian erotica magazine IN MY BED and the Philadelphia-based arts and fashion magazine NUMiNOUS. She has shown her work at galleries internationally, including Gristle Art Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), La Bodega Gallery (San Diego, CA), La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Future Gallery (Lake Orion, MI), and Penumbra Art Boutique and Studio (Loures, Portugal). Part horror film, part pinup fantasy, her drawings strive to bring together the grotesque and the erotic in a nightmarish embrace. She juxtaposes the allure of the naked female body with ambiguous spaces of horror, where bodies are dismembered, fractured, and literally consumed.