Teiji Hayama

Japan 1975



Teiji Hayama
Teiji Hayama
July 22, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Born in Japan, educated in England and based in Switzerland, Teiji Hayama is a highly talented mixed-media artist known for his alluring portraits of female creatures. His beautiful, supernatural subjects, between girls and woman, nymphs and goddess, are inspired by both ancient and modern, traditional and eccentric. Luminous skin and sensual bodies of nearly naked young ladies capture the viewer with their beauty, charm, and grace leaving no one indifferent. Teiji Hayama’s paintings have been included in many exhibitions and art fairs from Los Angeles and Amsterdam to Singapore.

Teiji Hayama 2010 japanese Galerie T40 2010 and Willem Kerseboom Gallery 2011 Germany 2009 contact london basel 2011 new
Teiji Hayama – Abyssalia, oil on wood panel (Left) / Genii, oil on wood panel (Right)

Surreal Girls by Teiji Hayama

The painter obtained his degree from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1998. He began his career as a male model featured in many notable international magazines. However, after working for several years in the fashion industry, he felt the urge to get back to what he loves most – painting. From then on, Hayama has developed his unique style of painting often portraying young females on the verge of becoming women. The pubescent girls in his work are characterized by pale white skin, thin lips and seductive bright eyes fixed on a certain spot. His subjects remind us of the importance of time and life, while also representing young but world-weary, fragile girls evolving with all their doubts, fears and worries in an increasingly hazardous world.

Teiji Hayama’ subjects remind us of the importance of time and life

japanese Teiji Hayama 2009 london Galerie T40 2010 basel 2011 and Willem Kerseboom Gallery Germany contact 2009 new 2011
Teiji Hayama – The Saint, oil and digital painting on canvas (Left) / Vesta, oil and digital painting on canvas (Right)

Exhibitions and Art for Freedom Project

Hayama’s captivating compositions inspired by the legends, Greek mythology, Christianity and Japanese pop culture have been exhibited in galleries throughout the world. His work was included in group shows at such galleries as Galerie Geraldine Zberro in Paris, CHG CIRCA in Culver City, CA, and Pink Zeppelin Gallery in Berlin. Solo shows were on display at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, Thomas Punzmann Fine Arts, Frankfurt, E¦C Gallery, Chicago, Galerie T40, Düsseldorf and Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam. His painting entitled Madone, was selected by Madonna and curated by Katy Perry on May 13, 2014, on the Art for Freedom website, the global digital initiative designed to encourage creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations. Having work included in collections in France, Germany and Australia, and featured in many publications and art magazines, Teiji Hayama is nothing less than a truly distinguished artist.

Teiji Hayama lives and works in Switzerland.

Featured image: Teiji Hayama in his studio, photo via ohsosurreal.com
All images copyright of the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016UnknownGalerie Geraldine Zberro, ParisGroup
2015Teiji HayamaStephen Romano Gallery, BrooklynSolo
2015Beautiful BizarreGalerie Geraldine Zberro, ParisGroup
2015DreamlandsCHG CIRCA, Culver City, CAGroup
2015Floating IntersectionsPinkZeppelin Gallery, BerlinGroup
2015Metro Show Art Fair, with Stephen Romano GalleryNYCGroup
2014Cornu CopiaeStephen Romano Gallery, BrooklynGroup
2014Manila Art Fair, Endangered VisionsManilaGroup
2014HikariAyden Gallery, VancouverGroup
2014Dublin Art Fair with Hillsboro Fine ArtDublinGroup
2014The Coaster ShowLa Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2014Gallery and Invited ArtistsHillsboro Fine Art, DublinGroup
2014Mysterium CosmographicumStephen Romano Gallery, BrooklynGroup
2014CollectedHillsboro Fine Art, DublinGroup
2014Scope Art Show New York with C.Emerson Fine ArtsFloridaGroup
2013Thir-TeenThomas Punzmann Fine Arts, FrankfurtSolo
2013DollhouseGalerie Rothamel, ErfurtGroup
2012Inno-Scents... E¦C Gallery, ChicagoSolo
2012Scope Art Show Basel with Willem KerseboomAmsterdamGroup
2012Scope Art Show New York with C.Emerson Fine ArtsFloridaGroup
2011InfantarivmKrisstel Martin Gallery, SingaporeSolo
2011Teiji HayamaGalerie T40, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
2011Basse-NormandieLe Radar, FranceGroup
2011Lucid DreamsC. Emerson Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, FloridaGroup
2011UnknownMio Mao Gallery, Perugia, ItalyGroup
2011The New Lost GenerationMondo Bizzarro Gallery, Roma, ItalyGroup
20117 Years Anniversary ReviewGalerie T40, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2010NYMPHSGalerie T40, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
2010Is this desire?Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010IdentiteenWillem Kerseboom Gallery, AmsterdamSolo
2010MadonessenceKunstraeume Zermatt, SwitzerlandSolo
2010PAN Amsterdam with Willem Kerseboom GalleryAmsterdamGroup
2010Aqua Art Miami with Galerie T40MiamiGroup
2010Berliner Liste with Galerie T40BerlinGroup
2010SCOPE ART SHOW BASEL with Galerie T40 & Willem Kerseboom GalleryBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2010Mess GallerySaatchi Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Art Amsterdam RAI with Willem Kerseboom GalleryAmsterdamGroup
2010Artantique Jaabeurs Utrecht with Willem Kerseboom GalleryAmsterdamGroup
2010The Affordable Art Fair London with bo.lee GalleryBath, London Group
2010The Hello ShowHelene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2010The Affordable Art Fair 2010 Brussels with Leslie's ArtgalleryBrussels Group
2009SCOPE ART SHOW Basel 2009 with Galerie T40GermanySolo
2009Teiji HayamaLeslie's Artgallery Contemporary Art, LuxembourgSolo
2009InnocenceGalerie T40, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
2009The Affordable Art Fair 2009 Amsterdam with Willem Kerseboom GalleryAmsterdam Group
2009PAN Amsterdam 2009 with Willem Kerseboom GalleryAmsterdam Group
2009New Figurative Contemporary ArtLelsie's Artgallery, LuxembourgGroup
2009Gods And RitualsHolster Projects, LondonGroup
2009Accrochage Vaud 2009Espace Arlaud Lausanne, SwitzerlandGroup
2008SCOPE ART SHOW Basel 2008, represented by Saatchi Online LondonBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2007The Painting RoomTransition Gallery, LondonGroup