This is printed by printmaking workshop "Artie". Artie started as a digital print studio based in Japan in 2001. They are one of the world's top level in the industry with combining the latest digital and classical techniques.
This work "Rozie" was printed with Artie Archival technique which is printed with small lots at high quality, on their selected paper made out of 100% cotton paper and canvas. These Artie's special combination will make it possible for long-term storage without ink fading and also maximizes the appeal of the original work. Artie's work have won several awards on international competition for printing. In 2008 and 2009, they have received "Best in Show" award at the expo 'The Special Graphic Industry Association' (SGIA). SGIA is held in U.S. annually where printers from all over the world attends with their special works. Out of all participants, Artie received high scores in quality in the 'digital printing' category.
Number of edition is limited with 175 pieces in the world.
Born in Saitama prefecture in 1965, Nobuyuki Shimamura studied oil painting at Musashino Art University. After graduating with a master’s degree in 1991, he began exhibiting his work at Hakujitsukai and every year thereafter. Shimamura has been focusing his artistic pursuits on mastering the style of hyperrealism, and wishes to share the power of this genre as a representative of Japan. Beneath his art is a subtle tension that exists between his gentle touch and the mastery of his skills through a diligent work ethic and strong will that doesn’t accept compromise.