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Haunting Beauties: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki

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Los Angeles-based artist Audrey Kawasaki was inspired by the manga she read from an early age, as well as by ukiyo-e and Art Nouveau. While studying fine art at the Pratt Institute, she developed a unique style that has gained her a wide following. Her wood paintings of delicate, beautiful girls caught in dreamlike worlds draw the viewer in with their simultaneously erotic and melancholy atmospheres. These macabre beauties represent the struggle between vulnerability and inner strength that characterizes her work just as much as her precise lines and dusty colors. Despite their varied appearances, they all represent Kawasaki’s muse, the ideal yet unobtainable woman she believes to be reflected in all of her pieces. Kawasaki’s art has shown across the world, from Outre Gallery in Australia to Roq la Rue in Seattle.

Audrey Kawasaki is one of three artists featured in the exhibition, Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters (February 9 through March 17, 2013, at the Japanese American National Museum).

This album shares some of her works. 

For other artists at Supernatural, please check out the following articles on Discover Nikkei.

Slides in this album 

Possessed

oil, acrylic, and graphite on wood panel 24"x28"

Jonathan Levine Gallery "Midnight Reverie" NY

2012 

*This piece will be showing at Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters at the Japanese American National Museum through March 17, 2013.

"Possessed" by Audrey Kawasaki
Contributed by: DMo

"Hyakki Yakou" 百鬼夜行 night parade

(inspired by Hyakki Yako scroll)

oil and graphite on wood 25.5"x15.5"

"Hajimari"@Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY

2009 

*This piece will be showing at Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters at the Japanese American National Museum through March 17, 2013.

"Hyakki Yakou" 百鬼夜行 night parade by Audrey Kawasaki
Contributed by: DMo

Lillian

oil and graphite on wood 14"x14"

Hint Mint artist series

2012 

"Lillian" by Audrey Kawasaki
Contributed by: DMo

May There Be

oil, acrylic, and graphite on wood panel 18"x24"

Jonathan Levine Gallery

2012

"May There Be" by Audrey Kawasaki
Contributed by: DMo

Untitled

graphite and ink on hand cut vellum 6"x6"

Jakarta or Bust art auction

2012 

"Untitled" by Audrey Kawasaki
Contributed by: DMo

My Little Labyrinth

oil and graphite on wood panel 27”x16”

Outre Gallery. Australia.

2010 

"My Little Labyrinth" by Audrey Kawasaki
Contributed by: DMo

"Supernatural" Artists

The photo is from the opening of Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters (through March 17, 2013) at the Japanese American National Museum) on Saturday February 9, 2013.

From left to right:  Koji Sakai (Manager of Programs), Timothey Teruo Watters, Edwin ...

Artists at the Supernatural Opening on February 9, 2013
Contributed by: DMo

Album Type

online exhibition

DMo — Atualizado em Set 09 2014 4:31 p.m.


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