Shozo Araki was born in 1973 in Chiba. After graduating from Toho Gakuen Acoustics Polytechnic, Sound Engineering Department, he began to create art. From 2003 to 2004, Araki was involved in the GEISAI art fair to show his artworks. In 2004, at the 6th GEISAI, he was awarded the “Herve Chandes Award” held by Foundation Cartier. Since that time, Araki began to show his works and held exhibitions at foreign art fairs. Graphic elements are strongly reflected in Araki's painting. The figures in his paintings are associated with animation and comics, and the Japanese pop-culture.