Hiroshi Mori, Views in and around the city of Tokyo 2, 2017
Hiroshi Mori, Views in and around the city of Tokyo 1, 2017
At Things to Do in Los Angeles, Jonathan B. writes about Hiroshi Mori's amazing silk screen prints on wood. Views in and around the city of Tokyo 1 and 2 are part of a larger body of work focusing on game aesthetics. Also remarkable is his reinterpretation of Roy Lichtenstein's comics paintings, not to mention his genius remix of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, Kiss created by appropriating the lo-res sprites from Super Mario Bros.
Hiroshi Mori is an Japanese artist and illustrator based in Tokyo. He was born in 1977. His current works are mainly focusing on the remixing of animation and classic paintings. Hiroshi combines east and west in his unique icon paintings in a way that mimics religious masterpieces from the Renaissance era. He tries to develop traditional Japanese methods and styles inspired by the Rinpa school of traditional Japanese painting not as a form of historical quotation but as a mode of expression. Mori received his MFA in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts. He was awarded Shigeo Goto Prize of “7th Tagboat Award” in 2012 and Kunio Motoe Prize of “Shell Art Award 2010”.