Masato Shigemori, Born 1979 in Hiroshima. Although Shigemori has no experience of the war, he has been deeply dismayed by the nuclear tragedy that struck his hometown. However, unlike other artists who deal with this event with horror or negativity, Shigemori decided to focus solely on the magnificence of nature.
Beniko Choji, Born 1991 in Saitama, graduated in 2013 from Joshibi University of Art and Design. Famous in Japan for the delicacy of her women portraits, her fan base is growing steadily throughout Asia.
Jun Someya, born 1976 in Kanagawa. After working for several years in an office, he decided to quit his position and to become a professional artist. “I have been working on the contrast between red and greyscale for a couple years already. In life, many things lay on top of
Brian Schorn is an American multi-disciplinary artist practicing out of his Studio Rubedo workshop where he uses a variety of media including assemblage, collage, painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. He has extensive education in the arts with MFA degrees in visual art, electronic music, creative writing and graphic design. Since
Taisuke Fujiwara is still a young artist, yet he has already participated in numerous group exhibitions and hold half a dozen solo exhibitions in Japan. Fujiwara has developed a passion for the shambles of the Japanese urban scenery and always paints very detailed and complex imaginary cities. However, what he describes in his artworks are not metropolises like Tokyo or Osaka, but rather in fact small countryside towns that started to erratically expand.
Born 1981 in France, Baptiste Tavernier pursues a creative path that has led him from experimental music through the martial arts of Japan to the painter’s canvas. Tavernier depicts a surreal universe set in a distant future, which features depraved maze-like cities and their inhabitants.
ARTIST miu, born 1975 in Japan, graduated from Takarazuka Art and Design University and studied under GUTAI master Shozo Shimamoto. She works mainly with cement, concrete and plastic materials. Through her art, she tries to sublimate the mirthless negativity associated with concrete into works that radiate hope and happiness.
Emi Uchida, worked first in the Japanese fashion industry before entirely dedicating herself to her artistic carrer. Her style is based on the line, simple and pure. However, once that line is multiplied ans aggregated, it generates a complex structure of imbricated spaces: the line has become a boundary.
Axel Wilhite is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from New York University. His interest in the intersection of literature, storytelling, and visual art has led to numerous collaborations and experiments. The first international exhibition of his art, “Un Jeu de Cartes,” was held in December 2013 at La Manutention in Paris. Axel has since developed several trajectories in his art but often use Japanese culture and arts as main source of inspiration.