Saturday, September 1, 2007

Audrey Kawasaki

Ghost Girls
Oil on wood

finally with this blog i get to display some of the new upcoming artists that i absolutely admire.
i remember seeing her work for the first time in a Livelounge magazine. thank you fariz for reminding me about her :)

Amazing how the woodgrain texture and her paintings compliment eachother. her choice of soft earth/pastel colours and lineworks reflects a great sense gentleness and delicacy in her paintings.

"The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. 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. They 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 young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes. "


finally, my fave

Oil on wood

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