Kunsthall Stavanger is proud to present Takeshi Murata's first institutional survey show. Murata (b. 1974 in Chicago, lives and works in New York) works with CGI (computer generated imaging) and digital animation in a variety of mediums. His innovative and evolving processes range from intricate hand-drawn animations, to installations accenting the defects and broken codes of film, advertising and pop culture. Known for a sophisticated, psychedelic style of image-making with deep, dreamlike spaces and a digital color palette, he stands as one of the top artists using computer software as his medium.
Murata has shown his work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; and FACT Centre, Liverpool, among many others. His video Om Rider was included in the Sundance Film Festival 2015.
The exhibition is sponsored by RMB Malerservice and AV System. Additional support has been provided by the University of Stavanger, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and Salon 94. Kunsthall Stavanger receives support from the City of Stavanger and Arts Council Norway.