(Limited Edition Print)
Naoto Hattori was born in Japan, studied graphic design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts. Another computer artist ?… Not really : whatever one might think of a contemporary work of such graphic refinement, Naoto Hattori never paints with computers :
I never paint on the computer. I think that’s illegal if you want to learn painting for real. All you need is just do some clicks. You can click the “undo” button if you made a mistake and one click to render the image, another one to calculate all light and shadow. You can change the color if you don’t like it, again with some clicks. And your hands are always clean…
That’s not the way I see art. Art is all about taking risks, follow your intuition and most of all getting your hands dirty with paint.
Interview for Airbrush Art + Action, June 2003
www.wwwcomcom.com (Naoto Hattori’s website)
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