Lot  071 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2023

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2023

To Support Each Other

Miwa KOMATSU (Japanese, 1984)


Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

91 x 72.7 cm


TWD 850,000-1,300,000

HKD 207,000-317,000

USD 26,600-40,700

CNY 194,000-297,000

Sold Price

TWD 900,000

HKD 223,325

USD 28,599

CNY 204,545


Signed left side Miwa Komatsu and inscribed Komainu VR 3D in Kanji and dated 2018
Signed right side KoMiwa and inscribed Ah in Kanji
This lot is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong.


Miwa Komatsu was born in Nagano, Japan in 1984. She graduated from the Joshibi College of Art and Design in Tokyo in 2004 and won the Best Design Award in the following year. In 2015, her Arita-porcelain made “Guardian Lion Dogs: Heaven and Earth” was exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, which won the Golden Award and later became the permanent display at the British Museum, this made her being the youngest living artist, whose work is ever collected by this worldwide known museum.

Her works are included in the collections of institutions like World Trade Center, Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Woodone Museum of Art, Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art (Rizhao, Shandong, China) and the official residence of Consulate-General of Japan in Cleveland (Ohio, USA).

The Japanese animism belief of “Plants and Trees, Countries and Lands, All Become Buddhas” has given rise to the concept of equality among all living things, extending to the afterlife for both humans and animals. Miwa Komatsu, through her bold compositions and expressive use of color, not only wholeheartedly promotes the unique artistic expression and spiritual symbolism inherent in Japanese culture but also demonstrates a sincere concern and well-wishes for all living things. Her art provides solace and comfort to viewers.

The artwork "To Support Each Other" bold lines interweave to form mythical creatures, and the vibrant and mysterious colors create a strong visual tension. However, the guardian beasts in the picture remain unharmed, conveying warm energy through their graceful postures. Miwa Komatsu advocates "The Great Harmonization," using art as a tool to connect with the soul. Through meditation, she encounters and connects with invisible guardian beasts that are beyond ordinary perception, vividly portraying them in her art. This makes art a universal blessing that transcends race and language barriers.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2023, 4:00pm