Self-organized painting[viscera], 2017, Acrylic on woven hemp string © Goro Murayama

Artist talk

Wednesday 18 April 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Artist Talk: Emergence of Order by Goro Murayama

Drinks reception: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP

Organised by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

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Goro Murayama expresses self-organising processes and patterns through painting and drawings. He is particularly interested in fundamental theories of life systems, namely autopoiesis (self-creation), and the diverse life-like patterns implemented in computer-simulated cellular automata (discrete models studied in science).
Murayama’s works attain a unique expression by introducing these self-organising processes into them. For Murayama, painting is a mandala of emergences that appears when the mind, affected by forms and shapes, reiterates and amasses actions.

For this event Murayama will be joined in conversation by Dr Francis Halsall, Lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

About the contributors

Goro Murayama

Goro Murayama (b. 1983, Tokyo): After taking an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts in 2011, Murayama gained a Ph.D. in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, supported by a grant from the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists, he attended the Global World/Intercultural Philosophy course at the University of Vienna. His recent solo exhibitions include Disenchanting the Image in Order to Sit down and Look, G/P gallery, Tokyo (2017), Simulational Poiesis, Spektakel, Vienna (2016), Fantasy in prison, Koganei Art Spot Chateau2F, Tokyo (2015), Stratosphere vol.6, Tracing the ‘Self, Goro MURAYAMA’ curated by Masayuki Tanaka, gallery αM, Tokyo (2011), and The re-enchantment of painting system, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (2010). Group shows have included VOCA 2013, the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2013) and MOT Collection / Field of Dreams, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2009). He has also curated the exhibitions Living signs —contemporary portraits—, Koganei Art Spot Chateau2F, Tokyo (2017); Generating Visuals – Inspiring Circuits, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art Kashiwa, Chiba (2013); TRANS COMPLEX – The painting in the Age of Information Technology (touring exhibition), Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto / AISHO MIURA ARTS, Tokyo (2011). His works are held in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Takahashi Collection, Montblanc Japan, and Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.

Dr Francis Halsall

Dr Francis Halsall is Lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, where he is co-director of Masters Programs Art in the Contemporary World. He’s currently working on several projects under the general theme of “Systems Aesthetics.” More details of his work can be found on his blog:

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