Takeshi Murata

American, born 1974

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Takeshi Murata

American, born 1974

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A pioneer of datamoshing—a form of glitch art that manipulates compression frames to give them an overly pixelated appearance—Takeshi Murata is best known for his psychedelic animated videos. More recently Murata has created digital still lifes that depict outmoded technological detritus and symbols of mortality, combined with miscellaneous objects such as beer bottles, lemons, and VHS tapes. Murata creates these objects using CGI technology that give the illusion of three-dimensionality, in effect producing updated Dutch vanitas images for the digital age. In these and video works such as I, Popeye (2010), Murata meditates on the process of image-making and the digital afterlife of images.

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MoMA PS1, and 6 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biography

A pioneer of datamoshing—a form of glitch art that manipulates compression frames to give them an overly pixelated appearance—Takeshi Murata is best known for his psychedelic animated videos. More recently Murata has created digital still lifes that depict outmoded technological detritus and symbols of mortality, combined with miscellaneous objects such as beer bottles, lemons, and VHS tapes. Murata creates these objects using CGI technology that give the illusion of three-dimensionality, in effect producing updated Dutch vanitas images for the digital age. In these and video works such as I, Popeye (2010), Murata meditates on the process of image-making and the digital afterlife of images.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 6 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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