Composition IN THIS WOODBLOCK/SILKSCREEN THE ARIST USES COLORFUL VERTICALS ON SOLID GROUND; THIS TYPE OF COMPOSITION IS TYPICAL OF THE ARTIST'S STYLE, IN WHICH HE HAS ACHIEVED MANY SUBTLE AND FASCINATING VARIATIONS.
Winter Weather at the Lake Large Print of a peaceful lake, with boat, in snowfall. Silver used throughout gives a gentle sheen to the subtle colors of this Print. Morikasu, Senior member of the Japan Print Society, is regularly exhibited. This Print leans towards the abstract style of the 1990's and early 2000's.
Bliss of the Sea, II Lovely Print of Sea Goddess in animated pattern and lively composition. Her ample and relaxed body floats in the waves; the Goddess blows her conch as if to summon the sea creatures surrounding her, including some surprised looking fish
Peony #24 In this magnificent Print an abundance of multi-colored Peonies reach upwards against the rich gold leaf background. Sensitive gradations of color, light and shade are miraculously created. Gold backgrounds were used abundantly in traditional, antique Japanese painting, Wall decorations and Screens that adorned palaces, wealthy homes and temples. Sugiura's Work continues this tradition in his equisite Prints that can now adorn our homes at an affordable cost. Sugiura uses gold leaf on paper over which the colored silkscreen is then applied; since the gold leaf does not absorb the silkscreened color, a mottled effect is created on the gold background; this enlivens and creates a rich, atmospheric quality to his remarkable Prints. Sugiura was born in 1938 in Kyoto.