Sunday, August 3, 2014



my 'Hirari Hirari' show at Merry Karnosky Gallery
along with talented Tara McPherson and DeeDee Cheriel
August 2 ~August 30, 2014

Audrey Kawasaki began her artistic career in her native Los Angeles, after some schooling at Pratt Institute in NY. Moments in the artist’s personal life inform both subject matter and context for her paintings, with strong line work and delicate oils blending seamlessly onto naturally grained wood panels. The artists' newest series of paintings entitled Hirari Hirari, which translates from Japanese as the sound or movement of a petal, leaf or feather slowly falling, is inspired by kimonos given to Kawasaki by her mother and draws from natural motifs such as flowers, birds, and flowing lines found in wind and water. Kawasaki's paintings are comprised of dreamy yet enigmatic portraits of women that exist in moments of tension between idealized innocence and sensuality. The compositions are sometimes melancholic, yet are ultimately resolved in their beauty and balance.

~click below to see all pieces~



click the titles to view larger version. 'Mizuki'
35"x33" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel




'When It Begins'
36"x20" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel



'MurMur'
36"x20" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel




'It Was You'
24"x24" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel




'Always Here'
24"x30" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel




'We Float'
24"x24" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel




'Manic'
20"x36" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel




'Solitude'
12"x12" oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel








15 comments:

  1. Those pieces are absolutely stunning! Love the unique take-your-breath-away delicacy they exude. Can't be mistaken for any other artist's work. Have you ever thought about doing a show in Canada?

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  2. They are amazing and oh my God, i want "It was you" as print soooo baaaaad!

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  3. I've been a fan of your work for years and I'm just in love with your estetique :) hope to own many more of your prints with time.

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  4. Absolutely stunning, wish I could own them all!

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  5. Oh please please please make a print of Mizuki! It has quickly become my favorite of your works (which is a great honor since I love them all so much).

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  6. Opening night was incredible and a bit crazy :) All of your work is amazing & slightly took my breath away...Thank you for allowing me a brief moment to be able to tell you that in person! Standing in front of an original piece was simply unreal...each line is perfect & each stroke is flawless! You are truly gifted....and this collection is gorgeous!! i've got fingers crossed for future MurMur prints!!! :) Thank you for your stunning art!!

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  7. Not only are your paintings gorgeous, your lifestyle photography is amazing as well. You're artwork is breathtaking. I can only hope to see some of your artwork in person one day.

    - LizzVisions :]

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  8. Mizuki + print sale... Let's do it!

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  9. Amazing and beautiful !!! Love every Picture You Paint! Greetings from the other side of the world!

    <3 <3 <3

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  10. Manic or When it Begins are the two I would most like as prints.

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  11. I am still DYING for "Dishonest heart" but I do like "it was you". Beautiful work....all of them!

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  12. Hi Audrey! I'm one of your biggest fans. How was it like working with Tara? I have one of her art books, but I'm also very eager to have one of yours. I haven't heard of you publishing a compilation yet, though. I'll be waiting. Hahaha! You're so talented. I can only wish I was as skilled in arts as you. Your work on wood panels are so detailed. I'm so jealous. Hahaha! Anyway, thanks for sharing your talent with us! All the best to you! :)

    Stephen Young @ Pixellence

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  13. Hello Audrey! I am a brand spankin' new fan of yours. Your styLe is just mind boggLing. A fellow artist (Red StarArt) turned me on to your work. I weLL appreciate your older pieces "Forget Me Not," "Heart," "Deeper," "You Come First" and the most beLoved "Deep Waters." Since I am new to your blog here and just now noticing that your last print sale was last summer (2014), my friend and I are interested to attend your next Print Sale and would like to consider purchasing your signed print of "Deep Waters." Do you have an upcoming Print Sale in the works? Also, do you sell your prints online before and/or after a Print Sale? Thanks so much.. :) :) samiam [Email: secox.nz@sbcglobal.net]

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