"Kaishain" means "salary man" in Japanese. It's a very important word in Japanese society. It represents the huge amount of white collar workers in the many Japanese big companies that have built the wealth of the nation. Here are a few, taking a smoking break with tired and worried faces... a nation dedicated to work. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Orlando Marin-Lopez

Smoking Kaishain Japan

Ink artwork on paper

Signed on front

16.2" h x 23.2" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Orlando Marin-Lopez
Barcelona, Spain

Getting to Know Orlando

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.