Naoko Kadokura is active/lives in Japan. Naoko Kadokura is known for paintings; close-up on young girls' faces.
Kadokura is a young artist, whose works recently receive great
attention. She paints young girls' close-up on face, and it is hard to
tell any emotions. Their expression looks as if still in the air;
nevertheless, it is condensed with all kinds of craziness, rebellion,
and humor. This arrangement suggests that while young girls pursuit
outer beauty, they also long for discovering inner beauty. Lastly,
Kadokura uses charcoal and oil paint together, aptly presenting features
of each element.