Teiji Hayama's oil works depict oddly distorted portraits of famous figures. He is a Japanese artist currently living and working in Switzerland. Hayama grew up in Kumamoto, a city on the Japanese island of Kyushu. At the age of 18 Hayama left his home country to attend Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. After graduating, Hayama pursued a career in fashion for five years before realising and pursuing his love of painting. Hayama has works in major collections around the world including the Contemporary Japanese Art Collection and the Taittinger Collection. His solo exhibition FAME took place at Unit London in 2020.