Artist Gemi was born in 1989 in Osaka, Japan, and graduated from Kyoto University where he majored in Arts and Design. Deeply influenced by Japanese manga and animation, Gemi’s works feature a girlish style, centering on a lone young woman placed in contemplative situations and combined with a surrealistic setting that adds not only romantic hints, but also a strong narrativity to the picture. Such distinct artistic language has assured Gemi’s popularity among the collectors. The artist has issued many picture albums and held various exhibitions in Japan. He currently lives in Sandai-shi, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.