Hattori's practice challenges to seek painting’s inherent nature and potential to explore the relationship between painting and the viewer. She draws light upon her belief that the visual experience potentially serves a more profound role in connecting the viewer’s ever-changing volatile and fragmentary memories and emotions. This aspect highlights the great alteration in the social intellect of painting.
The altered framework, which was previously considered a specific and preconditioned meaning, to painting as a relational integration between its physical presence and the viewers’ experience. This implicated a shift within the system of authority, where participation of the viewer became essential in creating the meaning of painting.
In Hattori's paintings, detail of specific space identity and information is metamorphosed into detail of organic patterns losing its potential as a reference. This metamorphosis of space identity shifts the viewer’s ground framework of seeing a painting from a social, outer and analytical basis to a personal, inner and visceral form. As a consequence of this shift, the viewer’s attitudes are compelled to change from passively reading information (location, history and context) to an active participation within an idiosyncratic sphere.
As an emotional landscape, that demonstrates a ‘lost identity’ Hattori presents a vague collective entity of subjective experiences. The intimate relationship between the paintings and the audience, have the potential to be a threshold to transgress the boundary of the impossibility of imagination by social barriers and structures.
Born | August 11 1981, Gifu, Japan
2006-2009 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2005-2006 Fine Art Foundation, Byam Shaw School of Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
2000-2005 BA Environmental Information, Keio University, Japan
2010 Art Barter, the Rug Factory, London
2009 The Chelsea Degree Show 2009, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
The Interim Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2008 Three -Cornered World, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
THE CHELSEA OPEN, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2007 First Year Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2006 Fine art foundation, Byam Shaw School of Art, London