Jessica Libor

Drawing and Pastels

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Born in 1987, Jessica Libor is from Philadelphia, PA and creates work that deal with fantasy, beauty, desire, nature, and feminine experience. Jessica also curates exhibitions through the pop-up gallery Era Contemporary. She has studied at the Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier and received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2014. She currently divides her time between Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY. “I strive to capture experiences of beauty, and transmit the invisible energy of the subject through my paintings. I am influenced by the Rococo and Pre-Raphaelite periods of art history, as well as theater, set design, high fashion. The figure is central in carrying the piece or telling a story, and her surroundings often mirror her state of mind. In all my work, I strive to create an enveloping world that is vivid, compelling and emotionally complex. I would like it if my viewers could step inside this world and fall in love, if only for a moment, with the moment portrayed. It is this portrayal of strength and potential, this perfect moment of inspiration within an imperfect world, that I aim to capture in my work.”
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