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APC #587 森村 玲 Ray Morimura

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Ray Morimura ~ 森村 玲

(Born: 1948, in Tokyo)
Medium: multi-colored relief prints

Japanese print artist Rei (Ray) Morimura graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and began his career as a modern painter using abstract, geometric forms. At the age of 25, however, he began teaching himself how to make Japanese woodblock prints in the traditional manner. Today, his work is well known throughout the world, through the efforts of The Tolman Collection of Tokyo, which represents his work at exhibitions in Japan, China, Singapore, and the United States. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Tokyo Zokei University.

Style & Method

Originally his works were geometric-style abstractions. But later he was inspired by Shigeru Hatsuyama and Sumio Kawakami, and began to study woodblock techniques. Unlike most other Japanese woodblock printmakers, he uses oil-based inks to create these detailed images.

His technique is to carve both 6mm thick plywood blocks and 3mm thick blocks laminated with P-tile, a flooring material. The “linocut” process permits quite complex designs, which are printed on mulberry bark kozo paper. Essentially each color requires a separate block, and separate inking. Some blocks are printed with solid colors, while others include bokashi or a gradation of color.

Morimura’s evocative landscapes often depict famous gardens and temples or nostalgic scenes of rural villages that combine tradition with modernity. Morimura uses oil-based inks to create his detailed and intricate images, unlike most Japanese woodblock artists who use water-based inks. He works alone in his studio without assistance to create each meticulously carved and printed piece from original design to printed image. His exhibition at the Garden includes the first of a series of four prints of the Portland Japanese Garden through the four seasons, with others in the series to follow later in the year.

Of his work, Morimura says “printing demands total concentration as a single hair or dust can ruin a print. I usually clean my studio thoroughly and wait to begin the printing process until after midnight when it is quiet. With prints one can never be certain of the outcome until the final print is completed. There is always the unexpected, which makes it all the more intriguing. As with Zen and ink paintings, I hope something spiritual, in a contemporary sense, can be expressed in these landscape works.”

Source 1: Ray Morimura - renbrown.com
Source 2: Ray Morimura - japanesegarden.com

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Badge & detail below: by Ray Morimura

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Mountainside_Cabin
Woodland_Zombie
Home_of_The_Mountain
Haunting_Forest

Eastern_Decore
Decore_Dragons
Tombstone_Temple

"Spring Evening" by Ray Morimura
RM_APC_5Gentle_Nature
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RM_APC_4A_Beautiful_Sight
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RM_APC_3Sweet_Evening_Glow
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RM_APC_2
Perfect_Evening
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RM_APCRM_APCBeautiful_Evening

"Sailors of Seagulls" by Ray Morimura
Sailors_of_SeagullsFloating
Sailors_of_Seagulls2Possibilities_at_SeaSailors_of_Seagulls3Sailor_Seagulls
Sailors_of_Seagulls4Good_Luck

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森村 玲 Midnight APC

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Morimura Cadet APC

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Morimura Dk Gold APC

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Morimura Silver APC

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Kogenin Charcoal APC

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Kogenin Drab APC

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Kogenin Olive APC

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Kogenin Water APC

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Lily Moss APC

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Lily Stem APC

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Lily Vein APC

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Lily Heart APC

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APC 587 - Calming Sea

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