Naoto Hattori (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 7) is known for his surrealist visions that often combine a kawaii (Japanese for cute) sensibility with a flatness that veers towards the abstract. Inspired by Buddhist philosophy and proverbs, Hattori’s works often deal with the inner workings of the mind. In his latest paintings, eyes and heads (both human and animal) are the focal point. The chaos that often runs rampant inside a creative brain is visualized as geometric shapes and biomorphic masses. Take a look at some of Hattori’s most recent paintings.