The Paintings of Naoto Hattori

from Tobe Damit

Loud Alien Noize


The Eye’s Mind

I came across Naoto Hattori’s work inJuxtapoz magazine back in the 90’s, and have periodically checked up on his latest creations ever since.He makes swirling amalgams of humans, animals, aliens, dolls, plants…intertwining like a grand mad scientist DNA experiment.

Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama Japan, studied Graphic Design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts. In the year 2000 he received a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has received Awards from the Society of Illustrators, the New York Directors Club, Communication Arts and also he has won numerous award from many art competitions and has been published in many art magazines. Of his work, He says: “My vision is like a dream, whether it’s a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy dream. I try to see what’s really…

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Ross Bleckner, (New York City artist), Untitled


This is a stunning work by Ross Bleckner. Read more about him here. Bleckner, a Conceptual artist, is known for paintings of cellular structures in reference to AIDS, as he was an artist in NYC in the 1980s when so many artists were becoming sick with it and dying. (Think RENT). His work is quite beautiful and intriguing– possibly because it comes from the heart and not only the head (Conceptual). His works of art are like a series of Requiems for his dead friends and other AIDS victims. His paintings dwell on the evanescence of life, the delicate fragility of being.


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