Tuesday, September 04, 2012

art appreciation - Audrey Kawasaki

Yeah, I know I'm (still) a bit behind the times with my 'discoveries' but (as always, IMHO) this one's a corker. She goes by the name of Audrey Kawasaki.

Kirsten and Celeste from Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle wrote a bio for her show there.



"The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's wildly popular art are contradictions within themselves. Her work is innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive, yet disturbing. Audrey's precise yet fluid technical style is influenced by both Manga comics, and Art Nouveau at the same time. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter. The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy, and exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious and elusive young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes."



 

 
 

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