Hirofumi Toyama was born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1967. He received a Masters in Fine Arts from Aichi University of the Arts in 1997. Currently, he lives and works in Nagoya. Leaving behind the intentionality of painting, Toyama has consistently exhibited works that, through their line, surface, color, painting technique and stroke order, ask how a painting is formed through pure elements. He has participated in exhibits and events such as “Railroad Siding 2013”, Tokorozawa (2013); Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (2010); “In the Little Playground: Nobuya Hitsuda and His Students”, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art and Nagoya City Art Museum (2009). In 2013, he held his first solo exhibit at Taka Ishii Gallery.