Teiji Hayama

Japanese, b. 1975

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Teiji Hayama

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Japanese, b. 1975

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Hayama’s oil works depict oddly distorted portraits of famous figures. Although Hayama’s portraits portray some of Hollywood’s most historic and glamorous faces, such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, these ominous interpretations bare almost no semblance to the icons they supposedly represent. Their faces, with droopy-eyes, bored, exhausted expressions and long amorphous rubber-like bodies provide the viewer a new perspective on modern-day fatigue. Their peculiar expressions can be interpreted as a comment on how social media has overburdened all of us.

Hayama has works in major collections around the world including the Contemporary Japanese Art Collection and the Taittinger Collection. His next major solo show will take place at the Arsham/Fieg Gallery in New York in 2019.

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Hayama’s oil works depict oddly distorted portraits of famous figures. Although Hayama’s portraits portray some of Hollywood’s most historic and glamorous faces, such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, these ominous interpretations bare almost no semblance to the icons they supposedly represent. Their faces, with droopy-eyes, bored, exhausted expressions and long amorphous rubber-like bodies provide the viewer a new perspective on modern-day fatigue. Their peculiar expressions can be interpreted as a comment on how social media has overburdened all of us.

Hayama has works in major collections around the world including the Contemporary Japanese Art Collection and the Taittinger Collection. His next major solo show will take place at the Arsham/Fieg Gallery in New York in 2019.

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Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
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