BIO

Ryo Shimizu

Born 1976 in Tokyo, Japan
Began working as an advertising video artist in 2001.
Began activities as a contemporary artist from 2018.

1976年東京生まれ。
2001年より企業広告やミュージックビデオなどの映像ディレクターとして多くの作品を制作。2018年より絵画表現を中心とした現代美術家としても活動を開始。

As a video artist for about 20 years, I have been staring at the various people through the camera’s viewfinder. There is absolutely something that separates the photographer from the interviewed person or actor. It may be the difference between the way of thinking and the growing environment, or the problem of closeness with each other. Those separations that can not be visualized are called boundaries. Rather than defining the boundaries as words, I try to express them in paintings.

映像作家として約20年、カメラのファインダー越しに様々な人の有り様を見つめてきました。撮影者とインタビューされる人または役者との間には絶対的に隔てる何かがあります。それは考え方や育ってきた環境の違いであったり、お互いの親密度の問題かもしれません。可視化できないその隔てるものを言葉として定義するのではなく、絵画で表現することに挑戦しています。

Group Exhibitions
2019 Tokyo Independent 2019, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2019 ARTMOVE Japan Art Competition vol.24, enoco, Osaka
2019 Deer’s Trophy Art Exhibition, ego Art & Entertainment Gallery, Tokyo
2019 ACT ART AWARD 2019, The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
2019 Daitabashi Nandnale II, Gallery DEN5, Tokyo
2018 ART EVENT DESIGN FESTA vol.48, TOKYO BIG SIGHT, Tokyo
2018 Portfolio Exhibition 2018, Gallery Shinjuku Ophthalmologist, Tokyo
2018 Independent TOKYO 2018, HULIC HALL TOKYO, Tokyo

Prizes & Awards
2019 ARTMOVE Japan Art Competition vol.24
2008 SHORT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2008 NEO Japan
2008 DIGITAL SHORT AWARD vol.1 Election
2006 SHORT FILM CONTEST C’s NEXT vol.2 Survive.8