"I paint realist paintings because I can make new discoveries as I thoroughly look at my subject. That is enjoyable".
Award winning* Japanese painter Ryo Shiotani 塩谷 亮 was born in Tokyo.
After graduating from Musashino Art University, Ryo Shiotani spent one year studying in Florence on an Agency for Cultural Affairs scholarship, where he had a chance to copy the works of Leonardo da Vinci*.
He acquired the classical techniques of Western painting and has made them the basis for his works.
When he paints female figures or still-lifes, his creativity starts from searching for the objects that he feels are close to his life-size self and then finding reality in them.
- 1975 - Born in Tokyo;
- 1998 - Graduated from Musashino Art University;
- 2008 - Studied in Florence for a year under the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists;
- 2010 - Adjunct Instructor at Musashino Art University;
- 2011 - Adjunct Instructor at the Nagaoka Institute of Design.