Am I the only one to think she's not progressing as an artist?
i hear you on this. i sold my kawasaki painting a while back as i had lost interest in her work. i think her work is just too predictable. sure she adds new patterns and such to the backgrounds but in essence it has proven to be very repetitive and somewhat trite. i think her best period of work was ~2006 when it was more fresh. that said, occasionally i will see something that i like.
Agreed. While her technical skills have improved, her development as an artist has been stagnant for quite awhile. Sad, really. She seems far too content to keep churning out the same pretty pictures rather than challenging herself to evolve.
Different subject matter, different technique...basically, anything that shows an effort at growth/change. We know she can paint pretty young half-naked girls. And...the backgrounds get nicer and more intricate. But...is there anything else...?
I thought she was making an effort to evolve with the Mondo Bizzaro show in Rome back in '08 (I think?). The monochromatic nature of those pieces was a nice change, the backgrounds were a bit more loose (chaotic and energetic)...it seemed like she was "letting go" a bit, and going in a new direction.
Unfortunately, that lasted all of one show, and then she was right back where she started again (and has been ever since).
I guess I don't mind if artists stick with there niche's... It's just that I like all her work from 2009 and earlier much better than anything she has produced since. It's hard to describe in words, but I can just tell you that I haven't loved a painting since 2009, and I loved a lot more from 2008.
I also don't mind if she sticks with the pretty girls but for me there is a lack of purpose, feeling and motivation. I can feel the longing, sexuality, etc in some of Audrey's previous works and now it feels like the girls are devoid. I also like ealier works that had a sense of movement to them. I'd like to see more work that evoked emotion rather than pretty for pretty's sake.