A Japanese artist based in Tokyo, Hideo Tanaka (b. 1959) was a senior advertising director before he started exploring his talents as a painter in 2009. His torturous attention to detail, as well as the surreal dreamlike settings have won his figurative and still life paintings consecutive accolades in the mere 9 years since he began painting, including awards from the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (2015), the 5th Biennale Citizen Prize Winner (2014), and the 99th Spring Yang Exhibition Chunyang-kai Award (2011). His artworks have also been well received in several auction houses, including Christie’s Hong Kong. Exhibited in Japan by the prestigious Toho Art Corporation, Hideo will hold his first international solo exhibition at Galerie Stephanie in 2019.