While our visual world may be enhanced with bits of color, it is primarily composed of the elements of light and shadow. Raven Mimura‘s command of these elements is nothing short of awesome. In his hands, they are characters of their own, adding to the drama and mystery of his work. His figures often seem to exist in a void, as if their intensity has pushed back their surroundings.
Beyond the interplay of bright and dark, Raven’s use of fine detail — down to the wrinkles and rivets — will enhance your suspension of disbelief and thrust you into the reality of whoever he’s created.
Written by Jeff in July of 2004. Last edited October 2014.