Creative Feature: The Artwork of Audrey Kawasaki
Audrey Kawasaki is a Los Angeles-based painter who is influenced by both manga comics and art nouveau. She uses oil and graphite to create beautiful, seductive and melancholy characters on natural grain wood panels as well as canvas and other mediums.
Her Japanese heritage, sharp attention to detail and contradictory style establish a sense innocence and eroticism.
Audrey has had many shows and exhibits all over the world in the past few years, the most recent being at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in L.A which will run through August 27th (170 S. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036).
Her current work centers round the ideas of finding one’s calm amidst a world of disorder, turmoil and frenzy. The young female character she depicts feels the intense energy of rushing and dashing through our modern world while beautifully, seductively finding her balance of calm & peace.
The movement of Audrey’s pieces always pushing & pulling both literally & metaphorically, till one loses oneself in the process. Her sharp controlled lines conveying the possibility of the control & steadiness she seeks.”
– Merry Karnowksy Gallery