1975- Artist CV
Teiji HAYAMA lives and works in Giffers, Switzerland. He graduated from Central Saint Martin, London, UK in 1998. HAYAMA’s greyscale oil paintings depict the elongated, amorphous figures of some of America’s most iconic stars. The likeness is distorted to an unsettling, almost sinister reimagining of classical Hollywood allure. HAYAMA’s oil works depict oddly distorted portraits of famous figures. Although Hayama’s portraits depict some of Hollywood’s most historic and glamorous faces, such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, these ominous interpretations bare almost no resemblance to the icons they supposedly represent. Their faces, with droopy-eyes, bored, exhausted expressions and long amorphous rubber-like bodies provide the viewer with a new perspective of modern-day fatigue. Their peculiar expressions can be interpreted as a comment on how social media has overburdened all of us.