xenovision - Christopher Gaston (Artist & Designer) and Lucia Gaston (Dramatherapist & Forest School Practitioner)
Christopher (USA) holds a BFA (Fine Arts - Painting and Sculpture) from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). After graduating from CCAD, Christopher moved to Japan which he lived for 25 years working as a professional artist creating and exhibiting his art in galleries of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kagoshima, and Mashiko. His main focus has been pushing boundaries of ceramic art along with creating large illuminated sculptures using metal, clay, glass together incorporating LED, neon lights, fire, water, and video projection. One of Christopher's major projects includes the design, construction, and creation of an illuminated wall titled - Between Mars and Jupiter. The mural was created from laser-cut stainless steel laminated to enameled and sandblasted plate glass. The 3 wall mural is backlit illuminated by an energy-efficient LED lighting system with a micro-controller. Christopher was commissioned by the Saint-Gobain Corporation for the lobby space of their Japan main office building located in Koji-machi, Tokyo.
Christopher was also the seed creator of zavtone magazine based in Tokyo. Name branding the magazine along with designing zavtone's logo, he wore many hats for zavtone working as an online editor, content creator, graphic artist, layout designer, and photographer that utilized both still film and digital video for print.
Lucia (CZE) has explored different forms of artistic expression throughout her life. She trained as a Dramatherapist (MA) with a special interest in Ecopsychology and Environmental Arts. Lucia has traveled extensively to over 30 countries, immersing herself in nature and culture of places she visited and drawing onto these experiences in her art. She has also been working creatively and therapeutically with children and adults including those with mental health issues and physical and learning disabilities.
Christopher and Lucia Gaston