I've been creating the imaginary world within my mind ever since I was a child. My vision is like a dream, where it's a sweet dream, a nightmare or just a bizarre dream. I try to see what's really going on in my mind and that's a practice to increase my awareness in stream-of-conscious 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. Naoto Hattori was born in Yokohama Japan. He graduated with honors from the Illustration Department at School of Visual Arts in New York. He received Awards from the Society of Illustrators and The New York Directors Club. He has been published in Airbrush Action, Airbrush plus Art, Spectrum, Juxtapoz, Tattoo Savage, Heads, Cannabis Culture, Global Eyes…etc. He has done exhibition at Fuse Gallery, CBGB Gallery, Subculture Gallery, Compound Gallery, Perihelion Arts, Santa Barbara ontemporary Arts, Roq la Rue Gallery and more. Also he has been working in editorial, CD cover, book jacket, posters, flyers, skateboards and snowboards design.
Prints by Naoto Hattori