Orlando Marin-Lopez
Barcelona, Spain

Using India ink and watercolor, Orlando Marin-Lopez conveys a poignant sense of humor through his intricate drawings of Japanese urban life. He assimilates the delicate nature of Japanese printmaking into the contemporary world. He uses the lines of brickwork and infrastructure to masterfully guide the eye through his compositions. Orlando, who is also a writer, views drawing as writing’s visual counterpart. The specific details Orlando illuminates function as the narrator of the composition. From sake bottles on window sills to minute inscriptions on storefronts, Orlando’s specificity of detail gives the sense of totality in his documentation of the city.

Old Woman Opening the Store
3.5" x 6.7" , ink artwork

Young Women on Their Mobiles
5.5" x 8.3" , ink artwork

Waiting for the Train
11" x 8.3" , drawing artwork

Busy Asakusa
8.4" x 11.5" , ink artwork

Restaurant at Night - Tokyo
5" x 5.5" , ink artwork

Nikko Temple - Japan
16" x 12" , ink artwork

Restaurant Shinjuku
4.5" x 6.5" , ink artwork

Lovers at a Modern Balcony - Tokyo
4.5" x 6.5" , ink artwork

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