Japanese artist Teiji Hayama who lives and works in Switzerland, creates original oil paintings that are inspired by vintage celebrity photos. In these portraits, Hayama deliberately paints drooping eyes, frowning mouths, tilting heads and hanger-like bodies that have trouble standing upright, as if the weight of the world is too much to bear. Hayama says that this style is a comment on social media fatigue
Hayama’s greyscale paintings depict oddly distorted portraits with bored exhausted faces inspired by old Hollywood celebrities and vintage photography. The portraits of glamorous personage with droopy eyes and long amorphous rubber-like bodies, tackles the viewer on how social media fatigue has overburdened humans.