Moriyama’s oeuvre includes colour pictures, Polaroids, films, installations and most rare and importantly, silkscreens. Whilst Moriyama was influenced by a variety of artists, Andy Warhol may be the most important of these. He first saw Warhol’s silkscreens in 1969 on a visit to New York and perceived in them the essence of duplication, repetition and mass production essential to photography. Since then, Moriyama has made large scale, limited edition silkscreens with singular images and more often with repeated or combined imagery.
Recognised immediately for their gritty and mysterious style, Moriyama’s silkscreens pay tribute to the multiple aspects of his practise from his initial projects made in Tokyo in the sixties, to his compositional studies in the eighties and nineties.