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Daiwa Foundation London: Emergence of Order by Goro Murayama Art Exhibition


Goro Murayama’s first UK exhibition presents a series of work prompted by his fascination with the fundamental theories of life systems; self creation in particular.  Created by a process of weaving, painting and drawing Emergence of Order expresses self-organising patterns and processes, incorporating the autonomous decisions provoked by the properties of the materials themselves.

 Self-organized painting [Excessively] © Goro Murayama. Courtesy of Daiwa Foundation

Self-organized painting [Excessively] © Goro Murayama. Courtesy of Daiwa 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).

In his first UK exhibition, Murayama presents works that gradually grow in structure as he follows a process of weaving a canvas from hemp cords, painting the base, and adding drawings on top. His drawings result from autonomous decisions provoked by the properties of the woven cord, primer or paint that precedes them. Further potential developments open up as a result of the variables latent in the production, resulting in works that have become increasingly complex in structure in recent years. The works develop at different times and paces, deepening the complexity of their forms. They are arbitrarily or randomly selected to proceed, like branches of a tree structure growing in an uncoordinated manner. 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.

Goro Murayama will be joined in conversation by Dr Francis Halsall  (Lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin) in an artist talk on Wednesday 18 April.