Ray Morimura

Ray Morimura is one of the foremost printmakers of his generation. His stunning relief prints — made with p-tile — juxtapose traditional scenes and subjects with modern techniques. Morimura studied oil painting at Tokyo Gakugei University, and he applies his training as an abstract painter to create simple yet intricately detailed images composed of geometric elements. Of his craft, Morimura says, “Printing demands total concentration. A single hair or dust can ruin a print. 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.”