Artist: Toshio Shibata
Size:H10.9 x W14.4in (H27.8 x W36.5cm)No Frame
Image Size:H9.6 x W12.0 in (H24.5 x W30.5 cm)
Delivery Time:2 weeks
Provided in the partnership with:Akio Nagasawa
Sceneries that we have past by
Shibata captures dynamic and powerful sceneries in a very meticulous way. Surprisingly, all of the photos were taken from places accessible to anyone. It means that we might have passed by these sceneries. In this series “For Grey”, both nature and artificial objects such as dams or concrete blocks are captured in one frame. It is not protesting against the destruction of the environment, but it depicts how all of the elements, such as water, grass, rocks, concrete blocks, guardrails or roads exist as a pattern in one image.
The other interesting thing about his work is that nationality is not visible in his work. Among the 40 images in the photobook “For Grey”, 2 of them were taken in the US. However, it is hard to tell whether the photos were taken in Japan or the US. The image above was taken in Kakikawa Town, Hokkaido, 2009. As well as the nationality, we do not see any age in the photographs which were actually taken between 2004 and 2009.
How he cut out the view is very tactical. Some images look like they were manipulated to create a 2 dimensional image which is very flat and like a designed graffic art. Lines created by concrete roads, grass, splashing water or stones are placed as if Shibata ordered. Of course, all of the images were not manipulated at all.
- By azito on 2011-12-06
Dec. 06, 2011
Over 50 color photographs which has been taken since 2009 were displayed in the gallery.
- By azito on 2011-09-12
Sep. 12, 2011
“For me colour photography is about atmosphere, whereas with my black and white work I was focused…
- By azito on 2010-09-03
Sep. 03, 2010
“a View” by Toshio Shibata AZITO is pleased to introduce five new artworks by T…