“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.
Strongly influenced by Manga, Art Nouveau and artists like: Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and John Singer Sargent; from the most contemporary James Jean, Kawasaki’s paintings and illustrations show us graceful young girls with melancholic deep expressions that allows the observer to develop a strong emotion and attraction by this figures. The themes vary but the graceful curves and porcelain facial emotions express the double feelings the created pieces: depression vs. attraction, sensuality vs. melancholia, innocence vs. erotism. Kawasaki’s commissions vary. We can find her work in magazines like Vogue Australia, idN Magazine, among others.”