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Ryota Matsumoto
Codes for an Ancient Artifact"

Curated by Max Presneill, Torrence Art Museum & Nana Bahlmann, LACMA

September 10-October 3, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12, 7-9pm


The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the spatio-temporal conditions of our ever-evolving urban and ecological environments. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in notions of cities, societies and cultures. Essentially, the work facilitates a reciprocal dialogue among those multifaceted realms in the morphological nature of shifting topography and geology.

The drawings explore the hybrid/multi-layered process, where varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones and visual metamorphosis are applied to question the nature of representation. The application of these techniques allows the work to transcend boundaries between analogue and digital as well as between two- and multi-dimensional domains. The process reformulates the composition within which thresholds between organic and technological elements become indistinct and the spatial and temporal variations emerge.

Ryota Matsumoto is a principal of an award-winning design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in Tokyo, Ryota was raised in Hong Kong and Japan. He received Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after studying at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in early 90’s. His art and design work are featured in numerous publications and exhibitions internationally. His current interest gravitates around the embodiment of cultural possibilities in art, architecture, and urban topography.



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