“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”
Because a broken floating guitar, a dripping clock and a melted bike has never looked so real, right? Takeshi Murata’s latest show “Synthesizers” at Salon 94 Gallery in New York was an amalgamation of all things technical and surreal. The seven large scale prints were created in the picture-perfect-realm-of-infinite-possibility, sculpted through graphic programming and CGI. Oh computer, where would we be with you?
Included is a toppled chessboard (check mate!), a Gatorade bottle with a pirate ship afloat, pills, pills, pills, and a purple dart board. Bullseye! The witty relics of late 80’s - early 90’s nostalgia are hyperreal; I couldn’t decide whether what I was looking at was real or fake. The austere ‘still life’ renderings teeter between the land of the living and the land of dreams...
Check out Takeshi Murata's other (synthetic imagery) work via Salon 94