Teiji Hayama is a Japanese painter. He is known for his supernaturalism elongated, milk- skinned nymphs paintings.
Hayama was born in Japan in 1975, and grew up in Kumamoto where he studied in a Protestant Christian school. He went to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Hayama is now based in Switzerland.
Teiji Hayama is pleased to present a selection of new works, including oil paintings and a works on paper. The works depict young girls evolving into women. They represent messengers whose glassy, ambiguous gazes remind the viewer of the importance of life.
The portraits are pure and uncovered. Nudity is not nakedness, but a form of innocence – one and unique entity showing the purest essence of the human being.
Thin and long limbs of depicted girls contrast strongly with their musculature. Their bodies are atypical, blending both fragility and strength, and therefore expressing their desire to keep going.
Pale, or at times even livid skin, resembles ancient beauty, but at the same time clashes with the girls’ juvenile and well rounded cheeks.
The experience provided by Hayama's work has many levels and is full of contrasts.