Chebyshev Spectral Overcast
Matsumoto’s work reflects the morphological transformations of our ever-evolving urban and ecological milieus, which could be attributed to a multitude of spatiotemporal phenomena influenced by socio-cultural constructs. 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 varying scale, juxtaposition of biomorphic forms, oblique projections, and visual metamorphoses are employed as multilayered layered drawing methodologies to question and investigate the ubiquitous nature of urban meta-morphology, the inevitable corollary of techno-economic disruption, and their visual representation in the non-Euclidean manifolds of continuous spatiality.
As an artist, designer, and architect, Ryota Matsumoto is internationally recognized as one of the progenitors of the postdigital art movement. Born in Tokyo, he was raised in Hong Kong and Japan. He received a Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after his studies at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art in early 90’s. Over the years, he has studied with Manuel DeLanda, Vincent Joseph Scully Jr., Cecil Balmond, and Giancarlo De Carlo, among others. Matsumoto has previously collaborated with a cofounder of the Metabolist Movement, Kisho Kurokawa, and with Arata Isozaki, Peter Christopherson, and MIT Media Lab.