Artist: Rie Kono (Japan)
Title: Today is a grand day
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 91H x 116,5B x 2,5 cm
Today is a grand day. The sky, sea and village look shining.
Why don’t people get respectably dressed?
Living in fairy tales, and especially in a world where the hot air balloon is always present, this is the world of Rie Kono. Skies full of hot air balloons, which as she herself declares, represent the dreams of people, who make no noise, who rise in the sky, light but at the same time bringing hope. The day can be bright or rainy, but a hot air balloon always makes you happy. Here the artist’s hope is to convey joy and serenity to those who admire his work. A job where nothing is left to chance, every detail is taken care of in the smallest details. It leaves the viewer amazed to see people’s faces, objects, all of which fit into a scenario, which despite its diversity has in common the gracefulness, the fairy tale, the serenity.
Rie Kono is an established Japanese artist with national exposure. His incredibly detailed acrylic on canvas paints fantastic scenes full of wonder and imagination. She is particularly fascinated by the image of the hot air balloons that appear throughout her work. His works are incredible, rich canvases that are a testament to his aesthetic and technical achievements.