Ryota Matsumoto’s work reflects the morphological transformations of our ever-evolving urban and ecological milieus that are attributed to a multitude of spatiotemporal phenomena in influenced by social, economic and cultural factors. They are created as visual commentaries on speculative changes in notions of societies, cultures and ecosystems in the transient nature of constantly shifting topography and geology.
The artworks explore the hybrid technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, parametric modelling, data transcoding and image compositing with custom software). The varying scale, a juxtaposition of biomorphic forms, intertwined textures, oblique projections and visual metamorphoses are employed as the multi-layered drawing methodologies to question and investigate the universal nature of urban meta-morphology, the eco-political reality of the Anthropocene epoch, the advancement of biomaterial technologies and their visual representation in the context of non-Euclidean configuration. Furthermore, the application of these techniques allows the work to transcend the boundaries between analogue and digital media as well as between two and multi-dimensional domains.
We have an exclusive interview with Mr Matsumoto which you can read in the debut issue of CreativPaper Magazine