Ryota Matsumoto is a principal and founder of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in Tokyo, he was raised in Hong Kong and Japan.

ABOUT ARTWORK AND RESEARCH

Matsumoto’s work reflect the morphological transformations of our ever-evolving urban and ecological milieus, which could be attributed to a multitude of spatio-temporal phenomena influenced by social, economic and cultural factors. 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. His artworks and design projects explore the hybrid technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic,  graphite, Photo Collage) and digital media (algorithmic processing, 3d parametric modelling, data transcoding and image compositing with custom software and plugins ).

The varying scale, juxtaposition of biomorphic forms, intertwined textures, oblique/anamorphic projections and visual metamorphoses are employed as the multi-layered drawing methodologies to question and investigate the ubiquitous nature of urban meta-morphology, emerging realities of the Anthroposcene and their visual representation in the context of non-Euclidean configuration. Furthermore, the application of these techniques allow the work to transcend the boundaries between analogue and digital media as well as between two- and multi-dimensional domains.