Morimura Ray has to be one of my favorite artists at the moment. Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1948, he graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University, and began his career as a painter using abstract, geometric forms. Later he turned to woodblock printmaking.
He is well established as a printmaker with regular solo exhibitions in Japan and the United States.
The use of geometric forms can still be found in the artist’s print designs, making his work unique and forward thinking. He is an innovator that uses traditional techniques; marrying the old with the new to create beautiful imagery such as this:
House in Tamugimata by Morimura Ray in 1999
This has been my profession for the last 20 years, and when I am not busy creating something new, I enjoy curating content and showing those that look towards me that there are many brilliant, wonderful and talented artists out there who deserve their due attention and recognition.