Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mineo's Ray

This work of Kansetsu-ho Gyotaku is an example of level of fine art that the printmaking method attains at the hands of a master. Mineo Ryuka Yamamoto is just such a master.

Actively involved in the Nature Printing Society, Mineo has been responsible for introducing hundreds of people to the artform. Mineo is most famously know for his refinements to the Indirect, or Kensetsu-ho, method of Gyotaku. He operates a fish printing studio in Higashimatsuyama City, Japan. Between international trips to promote and offer instruction in Gyotaku, Mineo spends time expanding the known boundaries of the technique.

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