Macoto Murayama was born in 1984 in Kanagawa, Japan. In 2007 he graduated the Information Design Department at Miyagi University, with a B.A. in Spatial Design. In 2009 he completed the courses at the Institute of Advanced Media Art and Sciences (IAMAS), Media Expression Department. In between 2009 and 2010 he has been a researcher at IAMAS.
His work has been part of several group shows, including OGAKI BIENNALE 2008 (Takaya-cho Underpass, Gifu, Japan, 2008), IAMAS 2009 (Softopia Japan Center Builiding, Gifu, Japan, 2009), PLAYING BACK SURFACE Ⅱ – digital images of contemporary art – (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art Civic Gallery, Aichi, Japan, 2009), Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2009 (Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo, 2009), My Favorite Things (Unseal Contemporary and art project frantic Joint Exhibition, Tokyo, 2009), Exhibition of Objects Under Observation (with Toshitaka Mochizuki) (art project frantic, Tokyo, 2009), 2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES (Frantic, Gallery, Tokyo, 2010), and OUT of FLAT! (Galerie Hengevoss Duerkop, Hamburg, Germany, 2012). His solo exhibition Inorganic Flora opened at Frantic Gallery in Tokyo in 2011. Macoto Murayama has been awarded with the Asia Digital Art Award for his works.Visit Artist‘s website
Macoto Murayama on anti-utopias
Macoto Murayama creates computer generated botanical drawings, bringing an ancient tradition of flower illustration into the digital age. Pre-modern visuality...