Naoto Hattori creates surreal paintings of either disturbing or aesthetically beautiful works showing minuscule pieces of tiny, almost impossible detail. Hattori works with acrylic paint yet at first glance you would think he had done the piece digitally. Having studied Graphic Design in Tokyo, Hattori was ready to see a different scene in New York where he soon studied at the School of Visual Arts.
With these tiny portraits he is somehow able to create depths of life-like quality. They contrast with chiaroscuro technique, allowing porcelain hues to stand out from darkening surroundings. Themes of unexplained assemblages of creatures, floating heads, and the facial features of his young women who seem lost in thought, together in ambiguous settings.
Naoto Hattori exhibits all over the world and his pieces sell out fast. He has become a major collectible on the pop-surrealist world.