Born in Japan and currently based at New York, Naoto Hattori has been painting and doodling his weird visions from the tender age of 3, expressing all that comes into his mind, censure free:
“I try to express something from my inner mind. I like to see what’s really going on in my head, and then find something from the stream of consciousness and paint it. Sometimes it comes out very weird and twisted, but I like to paint exactly what I see with no compromises. That way I can explore my feelings and find something that I really want to paint.”
The result is a bizarre mix of aliens, classical art reinterpreted with an extreme dosage of mischief and overall quirkiness galore.