Ryota SHIOYA

Ryota SHIOYA

Born in Tokyo in 1978; lives in Aichi Prefecture.
Shioya majored in ceramics both at Tama Art University and the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba. He currently works in Tsukuba. Shioya’s method involves creating forms from the dynamic exchange between his work and the act of creating. His work is an attempt to propose a “system” that enables an understanding of things from a different angle. Since 2011, his work has become more specific, evoking particular people, things, and scenes. His ceramic sculptures and objects can be viewed and also touched. In 2016, Shioya was awarded the Special Jury Award for the 2nd Seto Toushiro Triennale. At KENPOKU ART 2016, he will be installing, on a raised deck that overlooks the Kuji River at the roadside rest area “Kawa Plaza” in Hitachiomiya, a permanent sculpture that evokes the flowing river and the river bed, as well as the activities of the people whose lives have revolved around the river.

Artwork

riverbed / a gathered people

riverbed / a gathered people

READ MORE