May 5 – June 4, 2022

SOLO Exhibition

Yoko Kitazaki

Dedicated to Ukraine

Online Solo Exhibition Yoko Kitazaki May 2022 - Online Exhibitions featuring original artwork and contemporary art on display at the JCAT Online Gallery

Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, I have been making the statement “NO WAR” by posting my art on social media.

There is little that an artist can do, but I believe my wishes will be conveyed.
Why don’t we do what we can to make the world peaceful together?

Gather as Light

Gather as Light

acrylic painting on canvas
15.75 x 15.75 inches
2022
$450 (without frame)

Blue Sky Again

Blue Sky Again

acrylic painting on canvas
15.75 x 15.75 inches
2022

Defend Justice

Defend Justice

acrylic painting on canvas
15.75 x 15.75 inches
2022
$450 (without frame)

“Gather as Light”

This is the Ukrainian flag. However, the light of the airstrikes is scattered across the blue sky, and the yellow land is dyed red. The hearts of those who do not give in will gather, and it will be the way of light that protects the future.

“Blue Sky Again”

What was the color of the Ukrainian sky? The sky where the dust of the airstrikes dances and the cities turned into rubble. Many lost lives and love. Face this reality and remember it.

“Defend Justice”

A desire for the unity and peace of those who defend and fight for their country. Indiscriminate bombardment that does not stop. Where is the justice of the international community? All the robbed lives had hope and love for the future.

Requiem for the Souls

Requiem for the Souls

acrylic painting on canvas
15.75 x 15.75 inches
2022

Light of Prayer

Light of Prayer

acrylic painting on canvas
15.75 x 15.75 inches
2022

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace

acrylic painting on canvas
15.75 x 15.75 inches
2022

“Requiem for the Souls”

Many people are crying because they have lost their loved ones. The souls of the lost ones passed on without being able to say a word. I can only pray that the souls can sleep peacefully.

“Light of Prayer”

One prayer is a light that illuminates the darkness. Let it be the light that lights up the candle of our hearts. For the souls who have departed, for the children who will live in the future. Don't let the world be closed to darkness.

“Prayer for Peace”

Let's connect the light in the hearts of those who pray for peace. We are equal beings living on one earth. Let's pray and live together so that the world may be at peace. I put these wishes in art and dedicate them to Ukraine.

Yoko Kitazaki was born in Kyoto and learned oil painting from an early age. She loved the layered colors of “Water Lilies” by Monet and wanted to express the changing light. Having majored in dyeing at Kyoto City University of Arts, she still takes inspirations for her expression from Monet’s colors and the dyeing design.
Currently, she is working on acrylic abstract paintings. Exhibiting her works mainly at the international exhibitions by Italian artists’ groups, she also takes part in exhibitions in New York and Paris.
Duality is always rooted in the themes of her production which contains the message of “Seeing the whole phenomenon from the viewpoint of the mind.” As a feature of her work, she adds transitions such as “movement, flow, luster, lumps, and cracks” to the smooth paints. This can be viewed as magic the artist makes.

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