Thursday, November 10, 2011

Artist Profile #4: Audrey Kawasaki

"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."

The wonderful Audrey Kawasaki. I couldn't find any other words than those on her info page to describe her art style. It's mystical, whimsical, with a hint of yearning enveloped in beauty. Her work, aside from Brian Viveros, which I featured earlier, is part of my inspiration.

Her 'info' page, for links to other pages and more.

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