Kazutaka Shioi is a visual artist. He was born in Miyazaki in 1987 and currently lives in Fukuoka, Japan. Shioi started his career as an iron sculptor at the university and has developed his sculpture style using natural materials like stones, trees, and washi Japanese papers. His work is an attempt to give a form to an essentially invisible elements in nature. In recent years, he has developed a series of product using photography as a light-capturing tool based on the idea that light is the most fundamental element of all natural objects. He has done installations and designed products by applying washi paper with the printed image of light from various places in Japan on stones, metals, and glasses.
He has held solo exhibitions in Fukuoka, Japan and has participated in several international exhibitions in Germany, China, South Korea, and Taiwan.