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Goro Murayama was born in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. Murayama creates artworks through a unique and organic systematic process that cycles through four activities: weaving strings together, applying a ground, painting patterns upon it, and then viewing the results. This process repeats like a circuit, alternating between the making of the 'canvas' and the act of painting/drawing. He sees the relation between two as a kind of interpenetration, not just of materials but processes too.The works constantly change due to both the system and his own choices, causing the painting to take shape in a form that cannot be anticipated.Formal decisions that are deemed to be good are repeated, thus giving reinforcing the method and then repeated further. Of course repetition can also be monotonous, but the method ensures repetitive/bad decisions are phased out, allowing a kind of 'drift of learning' to develop.
Murayama presented solo exhibitions at “The Coupling of second-order" HAGISO, Tokyo (2013); "Stratosphere vol.6, Tracing the "Self", Goro MURAYAMA" curator: Masayuki Tanaka, gallery αM, Tokyo (2011) and Shiseido art egg vol.4 "The re-enchantment of painting system" Shiseido gallery, Tokyo (2010).
Selected group exhibitions include "VOCA2013 -the vision of contemporary art" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo "TRICK-DIMENSION" Curated by DAISUKE OHBA, TOLOT: heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo (2013); "Hiroshima O - Hiroshima Fukushima" the Hiroshima Branch of the old Bank of Japan. "art award tokyo marunouchi 2012" Gyoko-dori Underground gallery, Tokyo. “SIDE CORE – the sense of street & Japanese contemporary art” BA-TSU ART gallery, Tokyo. [stand alone & world] vol.3 "-phenomenology of the self-" art gallery X, Tokyo. "MONTBLANC YOUNG ARTIST WORLD PATRONAGE IN JAPAN 2012" the MONTBLANC in Ginza, Tokyo. "TRANS ARTS TOKYO" ex- Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo (2012); "TRANS COMPLEX - The painting in the Age of Information Technology" Kyoto Art Centre / AISHO MIURA ARTS, Tokyo (2011) and "MOT Collection / MOT, Field of Dreams" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan. "Sticky Sloppy Lumpy" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo (2009).
Murayama's recived several awards and prizes, they are The Keiichiro Kume Scholarship,Tokyo University of the Arts (2006); Mr. O commemoration prize,Tokyo University of the Arts (2009); Shiseido art egg prize, Shiseido gallery (2010); The winner of "The DRAFT of Exhibition", Kyoto Art Centre (2011) and The Ueno schoolfellow prize, Tokyo University of the Arts (2012).
He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with an MFA in painting in 2012, he completed an MA Fine arts course from the University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of the Arts and Design in 2010 and he has a BFA in oil painting from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008.
Goro Murayama is currently represented by Aisho Miura Arts.