Sunday, 13 March 2011

Audrey Kawasaki - Fabulous Illustration

Mayakashi

oil and graphite on wood panel 12"x12"
"The Next Generation" group show @ London Miles Gallery curated by Thinkspace Gallery
2010

Plucked

oil and graphite on hand/laser-cut wood. w/ bass strings. 40.5"x29"
'Who Killed The Music' group show
2010

"Yuuwaku" 誘惑 allure

oil and graphite on wood 20"x26"
"Hajimari"@Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY
2009

"Migawari" みがわり to give oneself

oil and graphite on wood 16″x20″
"Hajimari"@Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY
2009

"Blue" ブルー

oil and graphite on wood 8.5"x11"
"Hajimari"@Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY
2009

"Karasu no Jyou" からすの女王 the bird queen

oil and graphite on wood all together about 30" x26.5"
"Hajimari"@Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY
2009
For updates, Audrey Kawasaki join  mailing list © Audrey Kawasaki 2004 - 2011. All images from audrey-kawasaki.com

The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions with the art being both innocent and erotic. 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.

Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Volume 2: Under-the-Counter Culture (Last Gasp)Juxtapoz EroticaHi-fructose Collected EditionEphemera: Paintings By Audrey Kawasaki and Fuco Ueda