Toshio Shibata (b. 1949, Tokyo) has been a prominent figure in Japanese photography since the 70’s, with a career spanning over 50 years, and solo exhibitions with countless major international museums and galleries. Fascinated by the interweaving between natural forces and man-made structures, Shibata shifts proportions, scale and horizon in his images to transform engineering projects on mountain cliffs, dams and roads in repetitive geometric patterns and abstract colour fields, woods, hills and rivers in rich textures. Shibata’s work is at the convergence between landscape photography and abstraction, with an instantly recognisable vision, mysterious poetry and elegance. Shibata has had solo shows at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Centre National de Photographie in Paris, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago among others; his work is represented in numerous museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and Centre national de la Photographie in Paris to name a few. Shibata lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.