Data + Design Project


Monday 01.02.2012 , Posted by

Frantic Gallery of Tokyo, in its quest to introduce the cutting edge works of Japanese artists to the world, displayed Macoto Murayama’s unique “cyborganic” style of art with their recent exhibit “Inorganic Flora”. Analyzing various flowers, Murayama used sketches and pictures of their parts, altering them digitally with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create extraordinary pictures depicting the inorganic nature of the flower.

In his own words, Macoto’s goal was to detail how, along with its organic nature, “a plant possesses a contradictory element of geometric/mechanical structure”. What emerged were two different, stunning ways to artistically and mechanically illustrate a flower. One, the “Botanical Diagram,” depicts the flower’s structure in mathematical terms like a technical document; the other, “Botech Art,” shows us the striking beauty of the flower’s 3D structure in beautiful color. For more information about this up and coming young media artist go to

Macoto Murayama pictured below:


Paul Caridad

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