The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the spatio-temporal conditions of our ever-evolving urban and ecological environments, which could be attributed to multitudes of spatial practices constructed by different societies. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in notions of cities, socities and cultures. Essentially, the work facilitates a reciprocal dialogue among those multifaceted realms in the morphological nature of constantly shifting topography and geology. The drawings explore the hybrid technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, scripting and image compositing with custom software). The varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones, variations in patterns and visual metamorphoses are employed as the multi-layered drawing methodologies to question the nature of representation in the context of non-Euclidean morphological configuration.
Artistic output of Ryota Matsumoto is linked to an area of generative art, however he refers to many different ideas. One of the explored theme by Ryota is an algorithmic experiment of perception. According to the artist himself: “It is a process based on an algorithm scripted with a computer. An image that is created with this process, often serves as a springboard to develop my paintings, wherein I apply more traditional techniques.” Multilayered realms and morphological nature are present in almost all of Ryota’s works, they are beyond doubt an inspiration to his works. The issue of non-Euclidean geometry was embarked by the author in his last artworks- „Quantized Crackles of Emotional Scales” and „Rapid Gaze Polynomials Embedded in Infinite” This insight into hybrid art is his special sign in this unique style.
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.