THE MAGIC OF PRINTMAKING

Video Series

Writing and Narration by Michiko Okubo
Video creation by Akiko Nakagawa

“The Magic of Printmaking” series comprises six videos, each featuring the work of one artist and his or her unique production process. Why do they go to all that trouble? Why not just paint or draw? Preparing the plate requires planning, creativity and expertise, and then the printing is an art in itself. When you watch these artists at work, you will understand why they are dedicated to printmaking, and why every impression is an original work of art. Enjoy!

HIROTA Raifu

Il Postino    2020

technique: linocut

IL POSTINO

ICHINO Yu

over the mountain    2020

technique: stone lithograph

over the mountain

MOMMA Hidemi

[Memories of the Wind]    2019

technique: silkscreen

[Memories of the Wind]

OMORI Hiroyuki

A drop of water    2020

technique: mezzotint

A drop of water

SEKINO Yowsaku

[Cosmos and a Dragon Vase]   2021

technique: woodcut/gold leaf

[Cosmos and a Dragon Vase]

SONOYAMA Harumi

Signe – Blond    2020

technique: lithograph

Signe - Blond