It is with great pleasure that we announce the most recent solo exhibition for video and digital artist, Takeshi Murata. “Synthesizers” opens this Thursday, September 13th, with a reception from 6-9pm at Salon 94 Bowery in New York. The Pigment and Mounting departments at Laumont worked closely with Murata to produce large-scale prints of his digital compositions for this exhibition.
From the gallery’s press release:
His images display the technological innovations that invade our 21st century lives: sports drinks, antidepressants, Apple products, brand-name snacks, and exercise equipment. The objects have either been immaculately sculpted through computer programs or purchased as ready-mades from 3D web malls. Without access to a Hollywood animation studio, Murata relies on a shared knowledge from the online community including You Tube tutorials. Using the Open Source model of production, Murata creates digital pictorial spaces hovering between waking life and the dream world, i.e. conceptual photography and surrealism. The product of Murata’s trademark DIY high tech vocabulary, these contemporary still lives conjure at once Pixar’s Toy Story, Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory, the online 3D game Phosphor Beta 2.
Murata’s constructions of hyper-realistic interiors allude to the still-life paintings created throughout art history, while containing elements of 21st century pop culture. Art Practical published two reviews for Murata’s 2011 solo exhibition “Get Your Ass to Mars” at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. The reviews by Brian Andrews and Genevieve Quick provide an in depth analysis to the visual and conceptual components of his work.
“Murata’s compositions are almost comically classical, the artist having incorporated Baroque motifs and detail with the same abandon with which he has deployed B-movie footage in the past.” – An excerpt from Franklin Melendez’s review in Artforum for “Get Your Ass to Mars”.
Takeshi Murata’s exhibition “Synthesizers” will be on view September 13th – October 20th at Salon 94 Bowery. The opening reception will take place from 6 to 9pm this Thursday, September 13, 2012.
New York, NY 10002