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Macoto Murayama

1984
Born in Kanagawa
2007
Miyagi University, Information Design Dept., Spatial Design course, B.A.
2009
Institute of Advanced Media Art and Sciences (IAMAS), Media Expression Dept., completed.
2009-
2010
Researcher at IAMAS

Solo Exhibitions

2015
"KOSMOS", Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Berlin
2014
"Botech Compositions", Metal Culture at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool
2011
"Inorganic flora", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2015
"Heaven and Hell. From magic carpets to drones", Boghossian Foundation at Villa Empain, Brussels
2015
"modell SCHAU", Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Berlin
2015
"Picture Perfect", Viasaterna, Milan
2014
"CODE. Aichi Media Art Festival", Civil Centre, Aichi
2013
"Design ANY Tokyo", Aoyama CI Plaza, Tokyo
2013
Autodesk Gallery, San-Francisco
2013
"Flora Danica ZOOM", Natural History Museum, Copenhagen
2012
"OUT of FLAT!", Galerie Hengevoss Duerkop, Hamburg, Germany
2010
"2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic, Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"Exhibition of Objects Under Observation"(with Toshitaka Mochizuki), art project frantic, Tokyo
2009
"My Favorite Things, Unseal Contemporary and art project frantic Joint Exhibition", Tokyo
2009
"Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2009", Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"PLAYING BACK SURFACE Ⅱ - digital images of contemporary art - ", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art Civic Gallery, Aichi, Japan
2009
"IAMAS 2009", Softopia Japan Center Builiding, Gifu, Japan
2008
"OGAKI BIENNALE 2008", Takaya-cho Underpass, Gifu, Japan

Awards

  • Asia Digital Art Award
Introduction

Macoto Murayama cultivates inorganic flora. First, he chooses the plant and finds the real flower, for example the exquisite Lathyrus odoratus L. Second, he dissects the flower cutting the petal and ovary with scalpel and observes it with magnifying glass. Third, he makes sketches and photographs the parts of dissected flower. Forth, he models its form and structure using 3ds Max (3DCG software). Fifth, he renders separate parts and creates a composition using Adobe Photoshop. Sixth, he imposes admeasurements, parts names, scale, scientific name etc. Seventh, he prints out Lathirus odoratus L. at large scale printer and frames it... Here it is, The Flower of Totalitarian Scientific Conscious: properly fixed, totally measured, strictly nominated and distinctly shown. It is not only an image of a plant, but representation of the intellect’s power and its elaborate tools for scrutinizing nature. The transparency of this work refers not only to the lucid petals of a flower, but to the ambitious, romantic and utopian struggle of science to see and present the world as transparent (completely seen, entirely grasped) object. Paradoxically, this scientific challenge to measure the Universe might eventually become one of the sources where art of Murayama draws its strength of fantasy and odor of romanticism, becoming a part of Botech Art, symbiosis of Botanical Art and Technology.

Portfolio & Catalog
Botanical Diagram
Catalog of Works


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Botech Art
Catalog of Works


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Botech Compositions
Catalog of Works


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Inorganic Flora
Creation Process


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Serected Works

Botanical Diagrams

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Kosmos-matrix-i-ow
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-ow(detail)
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-ow(detail)
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-ow(detail)
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-b
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-b(detail)
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-b(detail)
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Kosmos-matrix-i-b(detail)
2015
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x178
Narcissus tazetta L. var. chinensis M.Roem - front view – b
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x100
Narcissus tazetta L. var. chinensis M.Roem - front view – ow
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x100
Narcissus tazetta L. var. chinensis M.Roem - left side view – b
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x100
Narcissus tazetta L. var. chinensis M.Roem - left side view – ow
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x100
Narcissus tazetta L. var. chinensis M.Roem - right side view – b
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x100
Narcissus tazetta L. var. chinensis M.Roem - right side view – ow
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
150x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - front view – b
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - front view - ow
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - side view - b
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - side view - ow
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - top view - b
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - top view - ow
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - ecology view - b
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100
Lathyrus odoratus L - ecology view - w
2012
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print / diasec framing
100x100

Botech Art

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MM_08001 Chrysanthemum-i-b
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08001
MM_08004 Chrysanthemum-ii-bc
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08004
MM_08007 Chrysanthemum-iii-w
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08007
MM_08009 Chrysanthemum-iv-w
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08009
MM_08010 Chrysanthemum-v-b
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08010
MM_08014 Japanese lily-i-b
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08014
MM_08017 Japanese lily-iv-bc
2008
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_08017
MM_07002 Japanese lily-v-w
2007
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
56x45.7
MM_07002

Botech Compositions

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Botech Composition - 1 - b
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
150x100
MM_BC01
Botech Composition - 1 - bc
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
150x100
MM_BC02
Botech Composition - 1 - w
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
150x100
MM_BC03
Botech Composition - 1 - wc
2013
Media Art/CGA
digital c-print
150x100
MM_BC04
KOSMOS. Macoto Murayama Solo Show feat. audio-kosmos by Claudio PRC
Inorganic Flora for Corporate Video of Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory