Takeshi Murata

Takeshi Murata is a Digital video artist from Chicago, Illinios. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design. He’s had solo exhibitions at the Hirshborn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and has his work part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The work thats part of the permanenet collection is his 2005 “Monster Movie.” Monter Movie takes a 1981 movie Caveman and digitally manipulates it so that it glitches, and has different colors, and shapes with music in the background.


One of my favorite pieces that I have seen that he has done is his 2012 Ecectrolyte. I cant really explain why I like it. I guess its just my aesthetic.

Salon94 Electrolyte, 2012
Electrolyte, 2012

Its very simple, I love how its all white except 3 objects that are colored. It has a bit of texture to it that makes it look like some of the objects are digitally animated, from a video game. While the rest of the objects don’t have that same texture to it.