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A Film about A Painter  TOKYO PLAY PAINTING


No brushes, no canvas, no studio.
This is a visual record of a unique artist
who creates paintings using only his hands.


Ryo Matsuoka: A young artist attracting attention from around the world!

An art documentary that will shake up the art world!

Based in Tokyo, Ryo Matsuoka works independently and has held various exhibitions in collaboration with fashion brands and other artists. Recently he has expanded his activities globally and as well as holding exhibitions in collaboration with various popular fashion stores here in Tokyo, has worked with the famous "Barneys New York". He has also collaborated with the designer "Yohji Yamamoto" (his 2004 Spring/Winter Paris collection) and the famous selection shop "L'ECLAIREUR rue des Rosiers" in Paris.
Ryo's specialty is painting with his hands, using no brushes. While at first glance the pictures look easily created, they overflow with a finely woven pop feeling that combines carefully constructed explosive power with intense color usage. It is this "popness" that grabs people of all different ages, regardless of nationality of gender.

"Tokyo Play Painting" was filmed over a period of more than 6 months. Included are scenes of live painting events that get others involved, something that Ryo is particularly committed to doing, and guerilla live events staged on rooftops. Many of the artworks that he has produced up until now are also featured.
Already we are taking orders for this DVD from specialty shops in France where Ryo has become quite popular. Presently (end of October) we are working on the final editing of the film. After showing the documentary at American Film Market 2004 in November we will start promotion of the film. We are aiming to have the film completed in December 2004. You can expect a film that portrays the pure joy of painting and the current Tokyo art scene.

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