Audrey Kawasaki (i-seldom-do.livejournal.com)

You probably are more familiar with Audrey Kawasaki’s work than you realize. Her iconic paintings have become wallpapers, avatars, and cover photos countless times; it goes without saying that an introduction is necessary for such a recognizable artist.

 

Kawasaki spent two years at Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, N.Y. studying Fine Arts Painting. There, she learned her precise technical style and created her unique style that was influenced by both the manga art style and Art Nouveau. Her works have been featured in countless medias, including the NY Arts Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Vogue (AUS).

 

Her success can be attributed to the undeniable detail and sharp graphic imagery, combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, to create the unexpected warmth portrayed in her subjects.

 

The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy and restlessness. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of innocence and vulnerability. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their glassy bedroom eyes.

 

Audrey Kawasaki’s work (www.audrey-kawasaki.com)

There is certainly a constant yet seamless clash between her paintings. The contradiction in both the innocent and the erotic is perhaps what creates such a lasting impression and automatic recognition in her work.

 

Perhaps, something important for all artists is to develop a style that is instantly recognizable to even the most naive of art enthusiasts. Kawasaki’s style of undeniable femininity, exquisite lines, and impeccable detail is so unique that people from all backgrounds could recognize the unique style.

 

The most impressive aspect of Kawasaki, though, would have to be that she not only has such a unique style but that she can incorporate it into countless mediums. Most of her work, though, is created on wood, which creates the warmth of innocence and the erotic vulnerability her art exposes.

 

Audrey updates her online journal frequently with new work, pieces in progress, information about shows and more. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and even her personal Tumblr!

 

What do you think of Audrey Kawasaki’s art? Have you seen it before? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @kateeb790!