Christian Hidaka, ‘Peak Moon’, 2014, Michel Rein Paris/Brussels

Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels

About Christian Hidaka

Christian Hidaka paints fantastical landscapes in saturated, eye-popping color, filled with dreamlike vignettes. In his signature style, Hidaka combines Western and Eastern landscape painting conventions, also drawing influence from the psychedelic writings of Terence McKenna. History meets the contemporary and the futuristic in Hidaka’s works: he punctuates a biblical desert vista with square bodies of water that look like swimming pools, or mixes mountains and rivers with rainbow portals that suggest passage to alternate universes.

Japanese, b. 1977, Noda, Japan, based in London, United Kingdom