‘Bubblicious’ by Jacqueline Gallagher
Artist: Jacqueline Gallagher
Medium: Oil on stretched linen
Dimensions: 24″ x 18″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to hang
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“Continuing my exploration of what we read as feminine and sexy through a humorous lense of absurdity, I focused on the idea of “fat in all the right places” with this bubbly alien babe. Why are some plump, fleshy mounds more appealing than others? What is the line between attraction and repulsion? I chose a rather limited color pallet for this one, keeping the background of erect leeching worms in a soft and tender pink haze in order to create a dreamier fantasy figure seemingly unbothered by the entities feeding upon her body.” – Jacqueline Gallagher
About the Artist:
Painter of Zombies and the Disturbed. Or Disturbed Zombie Painter… I forget which. These figures are contradictions, beautiful and grotesque at the same time. They float through their worlds driven by craving, vanity, and addiction, caught in moments of stiff poses and comedic indulgence. They put themselves on display for the world as their bodies and minds slowly decay. This is how I see myself and most everyone around me. We are the Dead Living, but we sure do look good.
Born in 1984 and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009. Since then, I’ve exhibited nationally numerous times with 3 solo and many more group shows. In 2015 I relocated to my new home in Portland, Oregon, where I am currently exploring strange themes of sexual augmentation and female identity in a chaotic and alien landscape.