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Artist Michael Wandelmaier Creates Japanese-Inspired Images

Michael Wandelmaier is a Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer. Though formally trained as a civil engineer and geologist, Wandelmaeir instead chose to pursue a career in the arts. He uses both traditional and digital media to create his Asian-inspired illustrations and characters. The illustrations of Michael Wandelmaier strongly reference Japanese painting and printmaking, particularly the Meiji and Edo painting styles and woodblock printing known as ukiyo-e. The literal translation of ukiyo-e is pictures of the floating world which could also best describe the art of Michael Wandelmaier.