Daily Prompt: Audrey Kawasaki’s Art

Daily Prompt: The Artist’s Eye

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I recently discovered Audrey Kawasaki’s artworks through random Tumblr searches. I got instantly attracted to those innocent young girls’ faces in her paintings. Their lovely bedroom eyes depict a subtle melancholy that for some reason, the part of me that doesn’t want to grow up understands.

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.                                                                                                  – from Audrey Kawasaki’s website.

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Where I Rest
oil and graphite on wood panel 24″x36″
Merry Karnowski Gallery “Restlessly Still”
2011

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In the Forest of Sleep
oil and graphite on wood 11.25″x18″
‘Kakurenbou’ @ Mondo Bizzarro
2008
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Possessed
oil, acrylic, and graphite on wood panel 24″x28″
Jonathan Levine Gallery “Midnight Reverie” NY
2012
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I Won’t Forget You
oil and graphite on wood panel 16″x16″
1988 Gallery – Inle Group Show
2011

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Utagai
Oil on Wood 16×13.5
Four Dreams – Compound Gallery
2006
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Make Believe
oil, acrylic, and graphite on wood panel 24″x24″
Jonathan Levine Gallery “Midnight Reverie” NY
2012
Website: audrey-kawasaki.com
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