Bedroom Eyes: Work of Audrey Kawasaki

Erotica // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
“Audrey Kawasaki is a Japanese- American painter and illustrator based in Los Angeles known for her oil on wood paintings of ethereal, seductive and melancholic young females..."

"Risqué {dirty little pictures}" @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Erotica // Friday, September 20, 2013
The curatorial child of artists Jeff McMillan and Nathan Spoor and museum director Ron Nelson has been born today at the Long Beach Museum of Art in the group exhibition, Risque {dirty little pictures}. After over two years of gestation out popped an incredible collection of erotic/perverse works by 40 artists who were  invited by the trio to create works within a 8x10 format. A gorgeous catalog and T-shirt by RVCA with Glenn Barr's image commemorates this gathering of artistic vision.

Audrey Kawasaki + Esao Andrews @ Thinkspace Booth, SCOPE Basel

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Art Basel Hong Kong just closed, but now the art world shifts its attention to Europe, Switzerland to be exact, for the annual Art Basel fair/week. Our friends at Thinkspace Gallery will showing at Scope Basel, with a 2-person exhibition featuring Juxtapoz cover artist Audrey Kawasaki and longtime Jux favorite, Esao Andrews. Preview after the jump...

The 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Only a few days remain to check out the 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational at Spoke Art in San Francisco. What is a 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational you may ask? Curator Zach Tutor has compiled a group of 32 contemporary artists, including Audrey Kawasaki, Erik Jones, Joao Ruas, Soey Milk, Conrad Roset who blur "the lines between multitudes of genres into a single, pluralistic whole."

Print Release: Audrey Kawasaki "Deep Waters" & Possessed"

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 10, 2012
Gift idea #124: Audrey Kawasaki prints. The Los Angeles-based artist closes out her successful 2012 year (including being our January 2012 cover) with two "pint" size print releases for the images Deep Waters and Possessed. Deep Waters, seen above, will be available Saturday, December 15, and in an edition of 200. Possessed will be released on Sunday, December 16 as a timed-edition release.

Preview: Audrey Kawasaki "Midnight Reverie" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Our friends at Boing Boing just posted an exclusive preview of January 2012 cover artist, Audrey Kawasaki's Midnight Reverie exhibition opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC on September 8, 2012. Audrey said of the work, "Some of the pieces have windows, like passage-ways into another world, yet it can also feel like limbo or static—wanting to walk through to the other side, but not being able to. Others are deep in the make believe, magical, mystical realm." More after the jump. . .

Audrey Kawasaki's Erotic Innocence

Erotica // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.

Top 20 Erotic Audrey Kawasaki Works (NSFW)

Top List // Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Audrey Kawasaki has created a space for her sensual, seductive, and sometimes promiscuous work in Juxtapoz's artist landscape. What can we say… we like it. Enjoy Ms. Kawasaki's top 20 erotic works. Perhaps by yourself.

Audrey Kawasaki "Where I Rest" Open Edition Print

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 22, 2012
January 2012 cover artist Audrey Kawasaki just released an open edition print of "Where I Rest." The signed (not numbered) giclee print is on archival paper, with the image sitting at 14.75" x 22.25" on 15" x 22" paper. A good one for the collection.

Let Me Love You Down

Erotica // Friday, January 20, 2012
'The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.' Another gorgeously innocent and erotic piece from Audrey Kawasaki.
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