Impressive Surreal Paintings by Naoto Hattori

Naoto Hattori is a Japanese artist and graphic designer who is creating impressive surreal paintings that will challenge your perception of reality.

Hattori got interested in art at a very young age before getting introduced with graphic design. After studying graphic design in Tokyo, he decided to move to New York where he enrolled in the School of Visual Arts and earned a degree in illustration.

Through the years, this talented artist managed to develop a distinctive style of painting which is characterized by surreal themes that are both disturbing but also impressive. Although his paintings can seem like computer-generated due to the high attention to details, all of Hattori’s works are painted by hand on a canvas using acrylics.

“My vision is like a dream, whether it’s a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy dream.” –  Hattori says about his works. “I try to see what’s really going on in my mind, and that’s a practice to increase my awareness in stream-of-consciousness creativity. I try not to label or think about what is supposed to be, just take it in as it is and paint whatever I see in my mind with no compromise. That way, I create my own vision.”

Check out some of Naoto Hattori’s works below.