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Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Etching has been the most important technique for prints since ancient times. One of contemporary followers of the old masters technique is Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei who creates photo-realistic etchings of rural Japanese landscapes, deserted houses, details of architecture, but no image of a human at all. Tanaka Ryohei does not invent places, each print image is taken from the trips of the great and unique artist. Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei was born in 1933 in Takatsuki City (Osaka Prefecture). He began studying etching techniques quite late, at the age of thirty, taking lessons from Foruno Yoshio. Three years later Tanaka Ryohei began to exhibit with the Japanese Print Association, which member he became in 1973.

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Etching, along with engraving is a hard work – it includes drawing thousands of fine lines on a plate, from just making lines in black appear highly realistic images of straw, wood or a brick wall. With his realistic etchings the artist catches the essentials of reality which photography could hardly do. The philosophy of Tanaka Ryohei as well as many Japanese artists is in this quote – “A devotion to perfection in everything they do.”

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Japanese etching artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Painting by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Painting by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Reflection. Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Reflection. Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Orange Tree. Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Orange Tree. Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

'Sacred Cove' by Tanaka Ryohei. Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

‘Sacred Cove’ by Tanaka Ryohei. Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Waterside (summer). Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

Waterside (summer). Hyperrealistic etching by Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei

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