Chisato Shinya, an illustrator based in Sapporo is broadening her active
field not only in Japan but world wide. She held her first exhibition,
"Visible shapes/Invisible shapes" at Soso cafe in October, 2002. She
created graphics taking nature and animals as a motif under the theme of
visible shapes and invisible shapes. The works exhibited at Soso
attracted a great deal of attention. Following the great success of this
exhibition, she was invited to an Japanese art exhibition, "GIGEI" in
Singapore in August, 2003, then in October, she contributed some
illustrations to "Grimm-the Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers
Grimm" published by Die Gestalten Verlag. Her illustrations were used for
"LittleSnow-White" in this book. She is one of the best artist who
attracts our attention recently.
GRIMM: LITTLE SNOW WHITE
The theme for her second exhibition at Soso is "Imagine Story". Removing
words from the story which she has kept in her mind so far, she creates
a picture book only with illustrations. It enables you to be a
storyteller and imagine your own story.
GRIMM: LITTLE SNOW WHITE
A newly drawn large size picture
book and the original pictures for Grimm published by Die Gestalten will
be exhibited. The venue is covered with her installation. Moreover,
posters and limited edition package of T-shirts and post cards will be
sold during exhibition.
Chisato Shinya: An illustrator based in Sapporo. She established an original brand
"Nozoky" with five members in Spring, 2003. Also, she contributed some illustrations to "Grimm ; The Illustrated Fairy Tales of
the Brothers Grimm".
Futori: Born in Kobe in1972. From graphics to illustrations,
he creates a variety of works in order to spread cheap and pop arts to
the public. He thinks creating pop arts which looks like products is his
mission, so he keeps creating pop visual. He designed a textile,
"Don'tMind" last year. He also designed "Dress Camp" and "Comme des
garcon homme". His first publication, "Cheap Pop" is now distributed
from "pocko editions" in UK to the world.
Kentaro Hamasato: Born in Tokyo in 1969. He started composing music
under the theme of sampling in 1995. Alongside having live performance
and working in music creation for game software and exhibitions, he also
organizes art club event irregularly. Currently, alongside working for
SALmagazine, a visual free paper, he is also working under the name of
"Nipponia Electronica" which is his own solo music unit.