Sunday, April 6, 2008

Every day I check up on my favorite artist's blogs. Every once in a while they each allow me to see into their world of gallery openings and mid-creative processes. It's the greatest feeling to find a new artwork posted...this usually ends up as my desktop background for a few weeks. Gelaskins has even gotten in on the action, and all three artists have laptop and iPod skins available!
Audrey Kawasaki: Okonomide
"The themes in Audrey'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.
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."
Amy Sol: Blog 
"Though the style of her work is greatly influenced by a combination of manga, folk-art, vintage illustration, and modern design, she remains a self-taught artist...Within these delicate works, you may often find whimsical landscapes populated with exotic plants, animals, and females. Amongst the expressions of each character are notions of peaceful reflection and a sense of companionship."

Stella Im Hultberg: In Spite Of All

No comments: