Japanese culture has always been a great source of inspiration to me. In this artwork, I mixed the ancient side of Japan symbolized here by a samurai with modernity expressed by contemporary scenery.

- Orlando Marin-Lopez

The Lost Samurai

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

9.5" h x 14" 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.