GASBOOK FAIR VOL 1：ZINE FEATURE
GASBOOK was born in 1996 as a medium to gather new art and design ideas from around the world to introduce creativity from around the world.
Translated through the lens of GASBOOK, a newly launched project called [by GASBOOK FAIR] introduces creativity using [things] as an entry point for perspective.
The first volume of this project, [ZINE FEATURE], showcases featured artists through a zine format. Some of these artists have previously shown solo exhibitions in our gallery, CALM & PUNK GALLERY, and have also contributed to [GASBON METABOLISM], a multi-purpose commercial complex we operate in Yamanashi. Other featured artists also include creatives who together, we hope to enliven the art scene in the future. The zines made by these artists will be available for sale at [GASBON METABOLISM] and at our online shop, [by GASBOOK] for a limited time only.
Hikaru Matsubara 松原 光
CAROLIN LÖBBERT カロリン・ロバート
Mikito Hyakuno 百野幹人
Born in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture in 2000. While working as a photographer assistant, he produces photographic works from an outsider’s perspective using a variety of methodologies. On the side, he is also an active member of the DJ collective, Million Dollar Sounds.
AUTO MOAI オートモアイ
Kentaro Shimoyama 下山健太郎
Born in Tokyo, 1990. Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University with a Master’s in Fine Arts. Kentaro Shimoyama captures the natural world organically through paintings and drawings, thereby exploring the intersecting connections between space and time.
Kohei Ohmochi 大町晃平
Born in Shiga Prefecture, 1990. Currently based in both Tokyo and Shiga. The core of his inspirations is sourced from everyday subjects such as history and science, and his practice mainly revolves around life. He explores possible means of expression through the use of existing media.
Born in Tokyo, 1992. Graduated from University of Brighton Illustration with a Bachelor’s in Arts in 2015. After spending a fulfilling student life in the UK, she returned to Japan to begin a career as an illustrator. In her illustrations, she creates dreamy and happy 21st-century romance accompanied by a unique philosophy. Besides being an illustrator, she freely dabbles in various occupations such as being an events organizer, a web writer, a planner for crowd-funding projects, and an art tutor. She is currently in charge of illustrating for ETele’s weekly program, [Lotti & Stray Sheep]. Since April 2023, she has also started a subscription page on Patreon where she updates her daily life as an illustrator under the pseudonym, AZY.
Saeka Shimada 島田 彩枝加
Born in Tamana City, Kumamoto Prefecture,1993. Raised in the mountains. Influenced by music, she first encountered photography at 19. After coming to Tokyo, she became a photographer at DropTokyo and worked extensively in street and club photography. In 2019, she left for the US and started freelancing activities such as taking artist photos and providing photographs for women’s fashion magazines after coming back to Japan. Her one-of-a-kind photographic perspective which translated into photogravures that depicted the beautiful strength of women garnered much attention. In October 2020, she held her first solo exhibition, showcasing photographs she had taken both when she was in LA and shortly after her return to Japan. Her life work continuously presents photographic works which feature nature and people as subject matters that have been picked out by her unique lens.