Audrey Kawasaki
August 5, 2005 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Audrey Kawasaki paints pretty pictures of pretty girls. [note: linked pages sfw, but much stuff on site nsfw]
posted by 김치 (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some recent work is also posted in her journal.
posted by 김치 at 12:29 PM on August 5, 2005

Nice textures, but what has she got against arms?
posted by soyjoy at 12:35 PM on August 5, 2005

Note: the journal linked in my first comment also NSFW.
posted by 김치 at 12:36 PM on August 5, 2005

Not my thing, so much, but if it is your thing take a look at Lisa Yuskavage [NSFW].
posted by The Bellman at 12:39 PM on August 5, 2005

Not my thing so much either. I think it reminds me too much of those weird, distorted, big eyed illustrations that were popular in the 70's. Don't get me wrong, she's got talent here, it's just not my cup of tea.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:46 PM on August 5, 2005


Interesting pictures.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:52 PM on August 5, 2005

Ok, but I prefer Patrick Nagel.
posted by Mutant at 12:56 PM on August 5, 2005

Lovely work. Her style is so angular, but still organic... Hard to describe without an art critic's vocabulary. I really like the oil-on-wood work; it's so transparent and textured.

I could swear I've seen her work in some Star Wars RPG rulebooks; the strong lines and geometric look is very familiar.
posted by Saellys at 1:05 PM on August 5, 2005

Seems somewhat like Alphonse Mucha meets Gustav Klimt.
posted by ScottUltra at 1:16 PM on August 5, 2005

I like it. Very pretty.
posted by zoogleplex at 1:18 PM on August 5, 2005

ScottUltra, I was thinking along the same lines, but more Klimt's colors and Egon Scheile's (likely NSFW) angularity.
posted by letitrain at 1:56 PM on August 5, 2005

ScottUltra has it about right... equal parts Klimt and Peter Chung.
posted by basicchannel at 2:01 PM on August 5, 2005

I wonder (and can't remember) whether she's the author of the mural she's being photographed in front on her mainpage -- I think this one has been at SFO international for a while.

Some of her earlier works reminds me of Bilal, I don't know why -- probably the colors and the washed out textures.

I like what she does. Nice post too, thanks!
posted by NewBornHippy at 2:02 PM on August 5, 2005

Nice. This one looks like it was inspired by the 'Sawing a woman in half' magic trick.
posted by of strange foe at 2:02 PM on August 5, 2005

the artist definately has talent, but the bold outline really turns me off. makes the work come across like something trying to traverse or bridge both street art (graffiti * illustrations) and fine art formulist painting - and i see that too often for my tastes. although there are some successful experiments out there.

i definately agree with "The Bellman" about Lisa Yuskavage. Brilliant stuff!
posted by rabbitmoon at 2:03 PM on August 5, 2005

I love these and I really like the ones painted on wood.

I'm sure I'm the only person who saw this and thought of Willo the Wisp.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:38 PM on August 5, 2005

I had to wait until I got home to view these as somehow Baltimore City is savvy enough to block the whole server, but they are very nice. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 2:50 PM on August 5, 2005

Pretty girls, huh? Not where I come from.
posted by Joeforking at 3:52 PM on August 5, 2005

Damn you, rabbitmoon. Now I can't look at the pictures without seeing that myself. (I really liked them before I read the comment, though.)
posted by Tlogmer at 4:23 PM on August 5, 2005

So why does she only seem to paint women who appear to have allergic conjunctivitis?
posted by stacyhall1 at 4:52 PM on August 5, 2005

Kawasaki strikes me as a Tretchikoff for the 21st century.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:18 PM on August 5, 2005

Very nice.
posted by Witold at 7:02 PM on August 5, 2005

Hey, that's funny - I was browsing through the images, thinking "gee, I bet my girlfriend would like these, I should show her the site."

Then I got to this one, and realized that a postcard of it is on the fridge we share. A while back she picked it up from a table of flyers somewhere, and liked it enough to put it up. Now I almost wish we'd gone to the gallery opening it advertised.

posted by flaterik at 8:01 PM on August 5, 2005

Bellman, rabbitmoon: What's the connection with Yuskavage? Nudes? I can't see a relationship in style or concept, or even in mood -- Kawasaki's work celebrates a certain (warped) kind of feminine beauty, while Yuskavage's paintings seem very critical of the whole idea of naked women as erotic objects.

flaterik: A discussion on her livejournal indicates that she'll be offering limited prints of that and several other images. I want that one.
posted by medialyte at 8:49 AM on August 6, 2005

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