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80 ARTIST SHOWCASE Ryota Matsumoto

The Extensity of Sferics Counterpoint, 2017, mixed media, 79 x 114 cm

Ryota Matsumoto


itting between art, science and technology, Ryota Matsumoto’s mixed media work visually speculates changes in cities, societies and cultures. He explores the intersection between architecture, social science and urban ecology as an artist. These ideas manifest as towers of colour that branch across in seemingly eclectic configurations, combining both traditional media such as ink, acrylic, graphite, and photo collage with digital media; algorithmic processing,

parametric modelling, and data transcoding and image compositing with custom software. Matsumoto is a principal of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He presented his work for the 5th symposium of the Imaginaries of the Future at Cornell University in 2017 and currently serves as an adjunct lecturer of Transart institute, University of Plymouth.

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