THE NY ART BOOK FAIR YOUNG ARTISTS'BOOKS FAIR_12th JAPANESE YOUNG ARTISTS'BOOKS FAIR_12th
Preview: Thursday, September 21, 6-9pm
PEPPER'S PROJECT BOOTH: N57
Participation Artists from PEPPER'S PROJECT
Haruka Hiramatsui, Park Nahyuni, Shizuka Ide, Azusa Hayashi Komori, ayaka nakamura,Haruna Yasui, Yoshiyuki Maeda, Shintogh, haru kainuma, Qu Yi, Aya Koizumi, Yoko Haraokai, Kiriko Shirobayashi, Yuki Neo, Akiha Yamakami, Sonomi Kobayashi, Yuko K.
Haruka Hiramatsu Native of Tokyo. Active in a variety of fields, focusing on the production of illustrations, art and animation. Graduated from the Department of Design, Faculty of the Arts, Joshibi University of Art and Design. Her series of works, based on a mechanical world view, feature her fine depiction of "parts" integrating with other "parts", have tickled the hearts of women. They have gained popularity in the book fairs and events overseas as well.
Park Nahyun "Virtual" means, existing in the mind, especially as a product of the imagination, not only things computers created. My works represent icons that we usually create in SNS or posted images with hashtag, and the masks has visualized "inner side" hidden behind the face of real world. "Virtual Identity", Self-expression of the people in the virtual space, is something between virtual and reality, which boundary lines has been destroyed. Since 2014, using own old clothes I've been wearing, I am in the process of transforming into a new identity through the wearing of cloths and accessories. 1983.2. Born in Seoul, Korea 2016. "CLUSTER" (space 8×8, Ibaraki, Japan) 2013. "UMARERU : Mega-pet & I" (Pepper’s Gallery, Tokyo, Japan) 2012. "Where The Wild Thing is" (space 8×8, Ibaraki, Japan) 2010. "Mega-pet and Their world" (Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea)
Shizuka Ide Illustrator. Born in Shizuoka. Living in Tokyo. Graduated from the Musashino Art University.
Azusa Hayashi Komori www.azusahayashikomori.com is a photographer and an artist, based in Tokyo, Japan. She has graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design. She is using every representations by photography and pursuing original visions of herself. Exhibitions and Works 2011 「MEMORIES」(solo exhibition / Pepper's Gallery / Tokyo) 2011-2014「JAPANESE YOUNG ARTISTS' BOOKS FAIR」 (New York Kinokuniya Book Stores, Printed Matter etc. / New York) 2012-2015「The NY Art Book Fair」(MoMA PS1/ New York) 2014 Google+ page「Nikon Photomentary」(produced by Nikon) photographer of January 2015 「TOKYO art crossing BERLIN」(neurotitan gallery, Motto Berlin / Berlin) 「DJ OKAWARI Official Website」promotional photography
ayaka nakamura Animation / Movie / Woodcut Ayaka Nakamura uses mostly hand-drawn images to create woodblocks, animation, music videos, picture books and painting. Her delicate yet strong visuals have earned her a strong reputation both at home and abroad. 2009-2013 attended Musashino Art University, Tokyo JP (BA Fine Art, Printmaking). Currently Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Haruna Yasui Was born in Kesennuma-city, Miyagi, Japan in 1987. Now, independently producing new art-works in copper engraving and printing, and black-and-white pen drawing. In Yasui's work, there is mixture of the landscape of the reality and imagination, which is like a glimpse of never-ending tale. In this tale drawn in black and white induces people to her unique nostalgic world. Especially, the view-point of each persona in stories is dramatically impressive.
Yoshiyuki Maeda Yoshiyuki Maeda was born in Japan, 1991. He graduated from Tama Art University department of Graphic Design in 2013. After graduating, he produced "Hakoshka" is a charming creature such as a cat, such as a box. Currently, he is active mainly in picture books and illustrations.
Shintoghi Our pop-up book artist activity as SHINTOGHI began in middle of 2014. Our web site is here.http://shintoghi.com
haru kainuma Tree nuts Berry Polar Bear silver flower silver number butterfly bird Ornament gold 450 wolf tie seal card humidity kirakira mark date pattern tile fur blue photo expression Old raspberry a little scared and a little cute.
Qu Yi 『ACROBAT』 This album presents the theme‘nonsense’ in the form of copper engravings. It returns to the original form of nonsense comics by omitting the complexity of the four-character cartoons and showing the interesting and marvelousness of everyday nonsense. 『 NONSENSE NOTE』 This album presents the life-centered reality and unrealistic nonsense theme by using comprehensive materials. The painter combines the surrealism in the nonsense with her own experience and integrates the nonsense into her own style by starting from the shallow meaning of the nonsense.
Aya Koizumi I am making works using embroidery threads As if drawing a picture as part of expression connecting dots 1996 Born in Saitama 2014- Musashino Art University Department of Craft and Industrial Design Department of Textile Major Instagram a.koizu
Yoko Haraoka Yoko Haraoka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the U.S in 2005 and attended New England School of Photography in Boston to pursue a career in photography. After experiencing a variety of photography fields, she has been mostly concentrating on self-portrait projects with an emphasis on humor. Exploring this direction has led to numerous exciting and dynamic series that showcase her playful and artistic outlook on life. Her works have been shown in such places as New York, Philadelphia, Vermont, Tokyo, and Budapest. She currently lives in New York City.
Kiriko Shirobayashi My works contain complex meanings not only by their direct transmissions but also their reminiscences. The corners of our minds, which conceal what we carry underneath our consciousness and unconsciousness, are of supreme interest to me. My work is not necessarily intended to direct anyone in any direction, but more to illuminate aspects of our existence and encourage the viewer to develop their own concept. It is by this method, I believe, that art cultivates understanding and exhibits its own inherent value. After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, I moved to the United States going on to graduate from the School of Visual Arts with a MFA in Photography and Related Media. I have been exhibiting my work, including the Allentown Art Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Houston Center for Photography, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Onoma Center, Finland, the 5th Pingyao International Festival and the National Museum of Belarus. I have received awards from GEN ART, LMCC and Photography 21 and have completed residencies at theMacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Santa Fe Art Institute.
Yuki Neo Yuki Neo is a photographer who was born in Takamatsu, Japan, and is currently based in New York. She studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Many of her photographs focus on streets and the nature in her everyday, and her life theme to live every moment wholeheartedly is underlying throughout her work. She holds a M.S. in Advertising from Northwestern University, and formerly worked in advertising.
Akiha Yamakami Akiha Yamakami was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan in 1984. She studied at 2009 MA in Printmaking, Lithography major at the graduate school of Tama Art University,Tokyo. She lives and works in New York City from 2012. She creates soft sculpture works with print and cloths upon the theme of human body. She actively presents her work bot in Japan and in overseas. Started to collaborate with dance projects a few years ago. She makes costumes for dancers as well.
Sonomi Kobayashi Born and raised in Japan, Sonomi Kobayashi, is a New York based painter and printmaker who is interested in science, physics, stars, nature, and spirituality. Her work is symbolic and abstract. Her recent oil paintings are based on images that she saw during her meditation. She also paints symbolic shapes that she finds attractiv in nature. Her ink drawings and printmaking works are organic and abstract. She likes to mix traditional and contemporary techniques and experiment with materials, color, and shapes. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Japan, and Europe, including Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (NYC), Lesley Heller Workspace (NYC), Galerie ARTAe, (Leipzig Germany), Galerie La (Ginza, Tokyo, Japan),and will be shown at The National Art Center Museum (Tokyo) in 2018. She received Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, and got accepted a residency at MASS MoCA in 2017. She also earned scholarships and has done residencies at Vermont Studio Center(VT), Vytlacil Campus, (NY), and Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre (France). She received studio certificate in painting from The Art Students League of New York, and also studied sculpture and printmaking there.
Yuko K. I believe the existence of any artist’s sense of view must be reflected by the memories of their experiences. To me, the method of taking photographs and videos symbolize the importance of time. Suspending the equal value for both passing time and present time, gives me a diverse creator’s awareness and ability to recall memories of past experiences I had almost lost in the transforming, changing figure. After I graduated art university in Japan, I began working as a freelance illustrator and painting instructor along with my fine art painting and later moved to New York City. Currently I am living in NYC and work with various materials in painting, printmaking, illustration, mixed media, photographs and videos for the methodology of contemporary art. www.peintureyuko.com