Saturday, 5 May 2012

Works by Misaki Kawai!

Japanese artist Misaki Kawai works across a range of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installations and books. Her works have a real child-like feel to them - very playful and filled with colourful characters who seem to come from the world of film, music and comics.

After a post-graduate trip throughout Asia left her "greatly influences by handmade dolls, textiles, and low quality manufactured objects", Kawai began traveling regularly, collecting both physical scraps and experiences along the way and incorporating them into her work. These experiences, coupled with spending long periods of time living and working in New York, has enabled Kawai to fuse East with West, drawing on inspiration from both worlds to create incredibly emotive work.