プリントハウスOM 代表摺り師紹介


print house OM

 

Japanese

PROFILE

masashi ozaki president and representative director
尾崎正志 代表取締役社長

In Japanese traditional woodblock prints, printmaking process was strictly separated. The design, the carving, the printing and the publishing were done by different and highly specialized people. In Europe and the United States, there are professional printers for lithography and etching. But, they are often specialists in only one method of printing.
Ozaki is among few printers in the world who is able to print all types of printmaking including woodcut, etching, lithography, silkscreen and digital prints.

Biography

1950 Masashi Ozaki was born in 1950 as son of Shirou Ozaki, woodblock print artist, in Sapporo, Hokkaido(the northern island of Japan). He had been trained under his father since childhood to be professional printer.
By the age of 12, he was already a skilled printer and outgrown his father in printing techniques. Ozaki, being in his rebellious phase, had a thing for European and American printmaking methods.
In high school years, Ozaki worked as trainee printer at a printing firm after school during weekdays. On weekends, he’s devoted himself in acquiring skills in lithography.
1968 In 1968, he joined Japan Artists Association Inc and began his career as professional printer of lithography and etching.
(Japan Artists Association Inc, established in 1949, is a nationwide organization of specialized artists, aiming at a sound development of the Japanese art world.)
1973 In 1973, he was dispatched to Paris as the first printer under Artist Development Program sponsored by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. Ozaki supported works of such leading artists in Europe as Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies and Kiyoshi Hasegawa.
1975 On his return from Europe on 1975, Ozaki established Print House OM. He has been supporting the work of outstanding artists here and abroad as well as instructing emerging artists and cultivating their talent.
2009 In 2009, Ozaki was awarded an honorable mister title from city of Yokohama.
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