Japanese-Australian artist Ema Shin studied traditional and contemporary printmaking in Japan and has held solo and group exhibitions internationally. The Melbourne-based artist’s work not only utilizes printmaking but may also include other techniques and mediums such as paper-maché, embroidery, weaving and collage with each design often depicting femininity, sexuality and domesticity.
The artist can be followed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Ema Shin.
Katsuyuki Nishijima was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1945. Since childhood he has loved Ukiyoe (woodblock prints) and after experimenting with various forms of printing processes he focused on the “creative print” style of woodblock printmaking. His work is extremely popular depicting subjects of old traditional Japanese rural houses and landscape in and around Kyoto. He is a contemporary modern artist using the same traditional printing technique not machine made. Many examples of his artwork can be seen here at Artelino.
Images: Courtesy of Katsuyuki Nishijima.
Joana Rosa Bragança is an artist and prolific illustrator based in Olhão, a town located in the southern part of Portugal. We will feature her illustrations on a future post but for now we are focusing on these simple and elegant linocut prints she created for a color exhibition in Portugal. Amazing what can be produced with simple shapes, lines and three colors. On an interview with Post Crossing she says this about her inspiration:
“I get a lot of inspiration from the people I see, not only the people of my hometown, with their strong characters and looks, but also the foreigners who pass by, who are a lot these days. One of my favorite themes is the beach and bathers, and here I have plenty of “models” to observe! Still, not all my characters are inspired by real people, some of them happen to be really bizarre and come directly from my imagination. I also love to draw all sorts of animals and plants.”
More of her work can be seen on her website, Behance, Instagram and Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Joana Rosa Brangança.