Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ryota Matsumoto

Ryota Matsumoto
Ryota Matsumoto was educated at the Architectural Association in London, Glasgow School of Art and University of Miami before receiving his Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Ryota Matsumoto's drawings develop and demonstrate the hybrid/multi-layered process where varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones are applied to reinvent and question the spatial conditions of architectural drawings. His work explore a hybrid drawing technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, scripting and image compositing with custom software ).1\

the Light Breath of Wind at Dawn Source

Ryota Matsumoto's work gives the feel of an architectural design, an abstract representation of and area or an event. He seems to breath color into an idea or a design giving an visual image to an otherwise invisible concept. His work uses it's mixed media as a way to explain it's mixed influences. the piece above is inspired of a poem by Kurt Schwitters and the work, itself is also inspired by his later masterpiece, Ursonate structurally. There was a slew of archival releases of concrete and sound poem recordings by Henri Chopin, Schwitters, Raul Hausman as well as the last work of Antonin Artaud around 90's.2
the Indistinct Notion of an Object Trajectory Source
Ryota Matsumoto's is very appealing visually. His wide range of textures with-in a piece and even wider range of techniques used (when including all of his work) create a nice contrast of the multiple different kinds of architecture. His lines, curves and graphs join together to create a sort of controlled chaos. Some of his pieces such as the Light Breath of Wind at Dawn are more obviously mathematical in origin while the repetition as seen in the piece above, combined with the distinct textured brush strokes gives a more relaxing natural feel, Ryota Matsumoto's ideology behind his art and methods is not easily interpret-able to the untrained or laymen eye but his work marries texture and color in such a way this it is still enjoyable. 



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Swimming in the Memories: Class Collage

A visual ode to Grandparents long past. 
This piece is actually a compilation of sixteen different images; each image from a scan made by a class member as well as one of my own. The scans are from the previous Scanned Images Project. I took bits and pieces of these sixteen images to create the collage presented above. To create this piece I used photoshop on a Mac with the help of a tablet. It was a time consuming but ultimately fun project.