by Christina Nafziger
The artwork of Audrey Kawasaki is completely irresistible in its portrayal of stunning technique and beautiful women.
Her skilled illustration using ink, oil paint, and graphite is a sharp contrast to the natural grain of the wood panel in which she paints on.
The warmth of the wood combined with the reds and oranges found in her work create a soft glow that radiates from her work.
Each of her women contains an iridescent aura that invites you in, pulling you closer into the frame.
There is an unmistakable seductiveness in their eyes, or in one case, the third eye, that is both intriguing and mysterious. As you examine Kawasaki’s work, something begins to feel peculiar.
The beauty of her women blinds us before a strange, bizarre element creeps up on us.
We slowly realize something is off, when we see things like pink, glowing rabbits circling around the figures or even a snake skeleton sprouting out of the roots of a woman’s hair.
Kawasaki flawlessly offers us women of quiet beauty that leaves us questioning each situation.
She pulls her inspiration for her gorgeous paintings from both the distinct style of Manga comics and the swirling, elegance of Art Noveau.