February 2023
Mini-collection

"PIXEL PERFECT"

In the world of 8-bit games it was hard to sexualize female characters using just pixels. I’m making a a hungry cheese wheel and pixel princesses into what they could have been.


Collection goes live February 7 on KnownOrigin:
Pixel Perfect Mini Collection

FEATURES/ARTICLES

LISA FOGARTY

Born 1983. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Self-taught artist with a childhood obsession with comic book girls. A woman painting women - using the female gaze to creating new archetypes. Exploring themes like mental health, trauma and beauty.


Influences include Alphonse Mucha, Modesty Blaise comic books, Gustav Klimt, John Bauer and Elsa Beskow.

"Lisas work is post-feminist and very personal. It layers contemporary, personal images of proud female beauty on top of historical stereotypical female documents, juxtaposing them and also overpainting them. Gentle, beautiful vandalism."

WHAT IS THE FEMALE GAZE?
In contemporary usage, the female gaze is used to refer to the perspective of the female viewer which is different from a male view of the subject. You might see a pinup style woman but she is painted from a woman’s perspective with the intention to empower the female viewer.