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Toshio Shibata

Date: 2014-01-20 Category:

Born in 1949, Tokyo. Toshio Shibata studied photography at Royal Academy in Belgium and moved back to Japan. He started to take photos of concrete-made constructions such as dams and roads build up in the nature. Using a large camera, Shibata’s photograph captures an artificial and organic figurative view with an accurate and tense composition. Grass, trees, roads and concrete blocks are all used as an element to create a beautiful lines in Shibata’s photograph. The artificial objects are naturally positioned in the nature and created a surreal landscape.

Education
1975 Fellowship, Ministry of National Education and Dutch Culture, Belgium Studied at Royal Academy in Gent, Belgium
1974 MFA Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
1972 BFA Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
Awards
2009 Photographic Society of Japan Award, Lifetime Achievement. The 25th Higashikawa Award
1992 The 17th Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Prize
Collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Paul Getty Museum, CA, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, UAS
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, UAS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris France
National Gallery of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan

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