I like to mix traditional figures of Japan, like samurais, with a modern environment. Here, the samurai is standing on the most hip avenue for shopping in Tokyo: Ginza. As a writer myself, I also like to comment on the situation with captions.

This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Orlando Marin-Lopez

The Shopping Samurai

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

11.7" h x 16.5" 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.