Wakusei no kensetsu (Planetary Construction)
Born in 1992 in Kanagawa, Japan. Hatayama completed his master’ s degree in Oil Painting at the Graduate School of Art and Design, Tama Art University in Tokyo in 2017. His works are guided by what he calls “Substantial Perception”. Rather than utilizing his senses, Hatayama attempts to perceive through primitive sensations, which is similar to what surrealists referred to as “Surrealism”. André Breton’s “Manifesto of Surrealism” defined Surrealism as “pure psychic automatism in its pure state”. Although many artists may have rarely acknowledged this, such could be perceived as instinct or inspiration. Hatayama is perhaps deeply touched by the sign or indication derived from his subjects. He confines himself in an extremely tense world of relationship with the motifs and depicts the confrontation with such “fundamental elements” through his brushstrokes. The artist, meanwhile, plays the role of intermediary, transferring “Substantial Perception” onto the canvas, where perceiving objects no longer exist. Perception is being removed from the artist’s body and soul and essentially remains in a state of “fundamental elements”. This is the automatism of color and form.Hatayama’s works include “Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art” (2020, Meiji Shrine Museum, Tokyo), “Memory of Retina −Mythology−” (2018, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan) …etc. He received the Outstanding Performance Award and Kohei Nawa Prize at “CAF ART AWARD 2014”.