When I first saw Lauren Brevner's artwork, I was captivated by the intricate polychromatic layers in her portraits. Lauren has Japanese roots and grew up in a mixed heritage family, so you can see the stylistic elements of traditional Japanese art and culture in most of her paintings.
She uses oil, acrylic, and resin, and her interpretation of female portraiture are combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. The paintings below were shown as part of her "East Meets West" exhibition in Vancouver last month, which also featured a couple of Chinese artists.
[h/t: Empty Kingdom]