At MacTribe, Jess Hemerly interviewed the incredible painter Audrey Kawasaki
. Thanks to Kirsten Anderson at Roq La Rue Gallery
, I'm fortunate enough to have one of Ms. Kawasaki's pencil drawings, seen here at right, hanging in my living room.
From the interview:
MacTribe: What was your concentration (while studying at Pratt), fine arts or illustration?
AK: My concentration was fine arts painting, but since I was there for only 2 years I never had the chance to really dive into my work. So all the painting I did there were of nude models, oil on large canvas. I once brought my painted girls on wood (similar to what I do now) and both professors who I very much admire told me to stop, and never to work like that again.
MacTribe: And that’s why you left before graduating?
AK: That’s not the reason I left early. I would have agreed with them, if I wanted to pursue ‘fine art’ in New York art standards: very conceptual, and to me, inaccessible and too high class. I think the west coast is much more accepting of young artists...
MacTribe: Are there any contemporary artists you really admire?
AK: I admire many. James Jean, Sam Weber, Esao Andrews, Jonathan Weiner. Soma Japanese artists, too, like Aya Kato, Hideaki Kawashima, Fuko Ueda, and Katsuya Terada.
Previously on BB:
• Audrey Kawasaki at Roq La Rue Link
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