Tokyo Shimbun reported that Tomoko Matsuoka will participate in “Charity Art Auction in aid of Ukraine by Japanese and Ukrainian artists” which will be held on June 16!
Charity Art Auction for Ukraine
Charity Art Auction by Japanese and Ukrainian Artists for Ukraine” will be held at Toranomon Hills in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on June 16, from 7 p.m.
Tomoko Matsuoka will exhibit her painting “Bouquet of Dawn”, which she created publicly at a support event in April. Three artists from Ukraine and one from Canada will also exhibit.
Admission is free.
Advance application is required through the Venture Cafe Tokyo website.
Applicants who wish to bid for the event must also bring an ID card.
All the money donated will be used for medical expenses and food items for Ukraine relief.
About the work “Bouquet of Dawn
The title of the artwork is “Bouquet at Dawn”.
The organizer, Ms. Monica’s words made a great impression on me: “Although the focus is on war, this is not really how a country is known,” and “A country that is originally known for its technology and creativity has become known around the world in an unfavorable way.
This time, I wanted to depict the beauty of the future beyond the war, and came up with the idea of expressing the inherent beauty of Ukraine as a bouquet of flowers. The base of the work is black, but there is also a blank space, expressing a landscape that is still dark before dawn, but has not lost its light.
To all of you who have been supporting me
I believe that many of my art buyers are buying a painting for the first time. Many of you may have never participated in an art auction before. I am taking on a new challenge: the artists who have purchased my artwork are now hosting auctions.
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