Ryoichi Kurokawa’s impressing audio-visual compositions set a new benchmark in the world of digital arts. In RHEO field recordings and computer-generated structures coexist in harmony, and open the gateway to an imaginary world where complexity and simplicity alternate and combine in a strange symbiosis.

Ryoichi Kurokawa transfigures and distorts original analogue material with digital processes. This – very much akin to the human brain – represents memory where visual and auditory perception is re- constructed in an unconscious way. Thus virtual images and reality merge in an uncontrollable way. Ryoichi Kurokawa’s time-based audiovisual design is displayed in a 3 -dimensional digital mode to see sounds, listen to pictures and read an audiovisual language.

Ryoichi Kurokawa is a young audio-visual artist from Osaka (Japan). He declines vibrant and refined universes through clips, albums, installations, and performances, where glitch minimalism breaks up and re-assembles in more complex and vertiginous structures. Some people think he's a visionary and genial artist while others consider him to be formal and technicist.

Kurokawa was born in 1978 in Osaka. In 1999, he started creating video and sound work and presented audiovisual work, installations and screenings in various art, music and film festivals. At the same time, started performing live with his audiovisual cross-media concerts and released CDs and DVDs. He also performed live-visual for musicians such as HUMAN AUDIO SPONGE (ex.YMO: Sketch Show + Ryuichi Sakamoto). Kurokawa is invited to numerous noted international festivals and museums in Europe, US and Asia including TATE MODERN [UK], ARS ELECTRONICA [AT], MUTEK [CA] and SONAR [ES] for exhi- bitions, screenings or audiovisual concerts, and he continues to be an active presence on the international stage.