Naoto Hattori es un artista de origen Japonès nacio el 17 de mayo de 1975, estudiò en New York: School of Visual arts. B.F.A in illustration 2000 y en Tokio: Tokio Designers Collage, Tokyo, Japan. Aca un pequeño extracto de una entrevista hecha por una pag web dedicada al arte surreaista y psicodélico y demàs cosillas, donde comparte algunas de sus ideas y cuenta como es que se inspira. http://beinart.org/modules/Word-Press/page/7/
"I simply love to draw from my head. I remember when I was in kindergarten, I always drew made-up characters and made stories with a drawing. Some of my sketch books from my age 3-5 are filled up with tits and peeing images (lol) you can see them on my web page. I remember I drew so many made-up characters when I was in elementary school while in class so all of my drawings from this period are on the textbooks and note books which sucks cause I lost them. I've been painting weird images since I was a kid so I never thought of what really inspires me. Some people decide to become a painter/artist at some point of their life, are inspired by other artists or something, but I can't even recall a point when I became an artist. I still feel like a kid and paint images from my head. That way I can express what I really want to paint without thinking of other people's thoughts or critics."