Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Audrey Kawasaki

The first time I saw Audrey Kawasaki’s work I was absolutely transfixed. So much so I splurged and bought a print of “Lydia” (the insect princess above). It’s definitely creepy-crawly, but so very gorgeous. I couldn’t resist. Her work gives a respectful nod to Art Nouveau (sort of Alfons Mucha-esque) and then abruptly segues off into a somber, but graceful style that is completely her own. Most of her paintings are done on wood which she masterfully lets come through and become a part of the work. NOTE: don’t be fooled; As sweet and demure as the paintings above might appear, most of the very talented Ms. K’s work could make a sailor blush. Nothing like a little bit of naughty to make art all the more interesting...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I couldn't agree more. Her work is amazing and leaves you wanting more. Fantastic find.

Birdy B said...

If you like Audrey’s work check out Amy Sol too. They are "contemporaries" who have shows together and seem to take inspiration from each other's work.