MORIMURA RAY

Woodcut. Born 1948 Tokyo. Tokyo Gakugei University

Permanent Collections: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Yale University; University of Maryland. Exhibited at many international exhibitions including Contemporary Woodblock Prints of Korea, China and Japan Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul; Solo exhibitions in Tokyo and Seattle, USA.Morimura originally studied oil painting and his works were geometric-style abstractions. Later he was inspired by the master artists HATSUYAMA Shigeru and KAWAKAMI Sumio, and began to study woodblock techniques.

Morimura’s works are multi-coloured relief prints and unlike most Japanese woodblock artists who use water-based inks, Morimura uses oil-based inks to create his detailed and intricate images. His prints show mainly landscapes, which allow more structural freedom in composition. Because his purpose is not to copy the landscape, he does not make sketches. His geometric abstract origin can be seen to influence most of his landscape images such that there is a geometric pattern to many of his works.

 

MORIMURA RAY: Hana dan (Flower Beds)
Title: Hana dan (Flower Beds) - SOLD OUT
Date: 1992
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 65 x 51cm framed
MORIMURA RAY:  Red Corridor Fushimi
Title:  Red Corridor Fushimi - SOLD OUT
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size:  35 x 60cm
MORIMURA RAY: Ginkakuji in Snow (Silver Pavillion)
Title: Ginkakuji in Snow (Silver Pavillion)
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodblock
Edition:  70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Gion Yoiyama
Title: Gion Yoiyama
Date: 1995
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY:  Gassan (Moon Mountain)
Title:  Gassan (Moon Mountain) - SOLD OUT
Date: 1998
Medium: Woodblock
Edition:  50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Sankei-en Wisteria
Title: Sankei-en Wisteria - SOLD OUT
Date: 2011
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Story of Mountain
Title: Story of Mountain
Date: 1992
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Pine Field at Miho
Title: Pine Field at Miho - SOLD OUT
Date: 2013
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kamakura Sugimotodera Temple
Title: Kamakura Sugimotodera Temple
Date: 1985
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 30 x 25cm, framed
MORIMURA RAY: Matsushima Godaido
Title: Matsushima Godaido
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 58 x 85cm framed
MORIMURA RAY: Shomyoji Temple in Kanazawabunko
Title: Shomyoji Temple in Kanazawabunko
Date: 2010
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kiyomizudera in Snow
Title: Kiyomizudera in Snow
Date: 2008
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 45 x 45cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kamakura Hikigaya
Title: Kamakura Hikigaya
Date: 2000
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Hina
Title: Hina
Date: 2004
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 60
Image size: 44 x 30cm