Exhibition

Cosmic Reflections // Naoto Hattori // Dorothy Circus Gallery

17 Mar 2018

Event times

From 3pm till 9pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

Dorothy Circus Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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Dorothy Circus Gallery is a space in the heart of Notting Hill (and Rome) dedicated to pop surrealism and new tendencies of figurative art.

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Dorothy Circus Gallery has always been at the upfront of the contemporary Asian art scene. On the 17th of March 2018, Dorothy Circus Gallery will proudly unveil new artworks by visionary artist Naoto Hattori. The portrait series draws its inspiration from the depth of global consciousness and the vast dark universe. Nattori's cosmical creatures will awe the spectator reminding everyone of ancient times, parallel dimensions and beyond.

Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama, Japan, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts (NY) in 2000. He has won many art competitions thanks to his unmistakable technique and majestic palette that goes back to traditional art. His masterful brushstrokes on board give shape to hyper-detailed imaginaries reminding of Bosch and Arcimboldo’s paintings, which the artist re-interprets through his own symbolism. Instead of fruits and vegetables, the artist combines multi-eyed faces, plants, and gilded planets, gravitating in the universe of the mind where puffy clouds, anthropomorphized animals reveal us what happens in a mind when a stream of consciousness is underway. This overwhelming process drags all the rest in a vortex of fireflies and magnetic spirals. What most strikes of these studies is the artist's genial obsession with minimal details that he treats carefully in the compressed surface of a few centimeters or extends on a huge board. They are real metamorphosis involving the whole body to turn it into sparks and shreds of magic. In the middle of a surreal transformation, everything is about madness; nothing is certain.

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Curators

Alexandra Mazzanti

Exhibiting artists

Naoto Hattori

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