Since 2001, Shimizu Ryo has produced advertisement videos and music videos. Since 2018, the artist detached himself from this first aspiration to focus more on painting and increasing his artistic expression.
For eighteen years, he was a video artist looking for a multitude of profiles to put in front of his video camera. According to him, there is always a big difference between the person he thinks and imagines and the true person in reality. This produces gaps between thoughts and the environment where each individual evolves as well as the context of intimacy. With time, this gap can be decreased, but the unpredictable separations that were created can bring social troubles. He expresses the barriers between him and others via the sound in the video. These noises surrounding him are transposed on the canvas. This act is aimed to restrain empathy and immersion in the painting.