About LUCENT

LUCENT by Takahiro Matsuo creates emotional light artworks and design items, using diverse technologies and aesthetic expressions, that fuses with lighting, spaces, human beings, and interaction.

松尾高弘 / Takahiro Matsuo
Artist
LUCENT President

ARTIST PROFILE

Born 1979. Completed postgraduate course at Kyushu Institute of Design, Graduate School of Design. Creator of light installations combining images, lighting, technology, interaction with aesthetic expression. He has consistently constructed artworks using diverse expression and technology, including lighting, programming, as well as images he produces. Through subtle expression of light using phenomena and regularity of nature together with his emotional artworks based on an intuitive participatory approach, Matsuo develops installations for art exhibitions and public spaces around the world, interactive art for commercial spaces, and artworks for luxury brands.

RECENT ACTIVITIES

Since 2007, he has gathered much attention for permanently exhibiting his work at the ARS ELECTRONICA, an international media art festival, followed by global success at major media art festivals and exhibitions the world over. In 2009, his subtle interactive installations generated a buzz around the world as part of Canon’s “NEOREAL” exhibition at the Salone del Mobile in Italy.

Matsuo has put on a solo exhibition called “LIGHT EMOTION” at Pola Museum Annex in Ginza, Tokyo in 2011, and at Mitsubishijisho Artium in Fukuoka in 2012, and also produced installations in collaboration with historical archive jewelries for BVLGARI’s exhibition “Italian Magnificence” in Ginza, Tokyo. Thereafter, starting with the expansion to major cities worldwide of SEIKO show windows produced for Baselworld in Switzerland, he has produced creations that cross over between art and design based on a wide range of technologies and fields, such as a permanent installation at Shiseido The Ginza, a lighting installation for CASSINA IXC., a Christmas tree at Omotesando Hills, a permanent artwork for Tanseisha’s Shinagawa Headquarters, a Shiseido Ultimune installation, the “Numérique Poétique” exhibition in France, and the “WONDER MOMENTS” spherical installation at NIFREL, a live museum.

COMPANY

Lucent Design Inc.
OFFICE MOGARO GINZA 4F, 1-12-13 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku Tokyo JAPAN
Established 2012
TEL 03-4455-7258
Mail info@lucent-design.co.jp
Twitter https://twitter.com/matsuo_takahiro
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/takahiro.matsuo
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lucent_by_takahiromatsuo/

PROJECTS

JAPAN

  • • History Wall / Panasonic Museum / OSAKA
  • • Mirrored Pieces / SHISEIDO THE STORE / GINZA
  • • Water Holography / SHISEIDO THE STORE / GINZA
  • • Airy Chord / Tokyo Campanella / GINZA
  • • Illuminated wind / TOKYU PLAZA GINZA METoA / GINZA
  • • Galaxy of Records / Special Exhibition The World of Masashi Sada / NAGASAKI
  • • AURA / CONRAD Osaka / OSAKA
  • • Prism Chandelier / CONRAD Osaka / OSAKA
  • • Phenomenon / CONRAD Osaka / OSAKA
  • • Golden Table / Golden Snow / Ferrero Rocher / OMOTESANDO
  • • Wonder Light Illumination / FUKUOKA
  • • Kaleido Circle / Exhibition Micro World / SHINJYUKU
  • • Beauty in Motion / TOKYU PLAZA GINZA METoA / GINZA
  • • Blue Orbits / TOKYU PLAZA GINZA METoA / GINZA
  • • Flowerfall / Matsudai Nohbutai Gallery / Matsudai
  • • Airis / TOKYU PLAZA GINZA METoA / GINZA
  • • SAKURA TABLE - SHISEIDO Beauty and Flower Play 2016 / SHISEIDO Hanatsubaki Hall / GINZA
  • • Media Ambition Tokyo – White Rain for LEXUS - / Intersect By LEXUS / AOYAMA
  • • Wonder Night NIFREL – AEQUOREA – / NIFREL / OSAKA
  • • Prince and Migrant Birds / Toyota Hands-on Museum / NAGOYA
  • • Lighting Pool / AEON Lake Town / SAITAMA
  • • TANSEI Light Pillar / "Tanseisha" Office Entrance / SHINAGAWA
  • • NIFERL – WONDER MOMENTS – / NIFREL / OSAKA
  • • ACUVUE Facade lighting / ACUVUE Store / OMOTESANDO
  • • Layered Dots Scenery / GION MUSERVA / KYOTO
  • • SHISEIDO THE GINZA ULTIMUNE/ SHISEIDO THE GINZA / GINZA
  • • Light Book / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 / TSUNAN
  • • PRISM CAHNDELIER / AEON LakeTown / SAITAMA
  • • Musical Light Book / CANAL CITY HAKATA / FUKUOKA
  • • Hakata Light Up Walk 2014 / Kushida Shrine / FUKUOKA
  • • Lighting Installation / CASSINA IXC.AOYAMA / AOYAMA
  • • Mirage Rose / SHISEIDO THE GINZA / GINZA
  • • White Rain Chandelier / Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Building / OSAKA
  • • Luminous / Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art×Mix / ICHIHARA
  • • Lights in Snowland / Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art KINARE / TOKAMACHI
  • • Tokyu Silvester Concert / ORCHARD HALL Bunkamura / SHIBUYA
  • • White Rain for Maralunga / CASSINA IXC. AOYAMA / AOYAMA
  • • Omotesando Hills Xmas 2013/ Omotesando Hills / OMOTESANDO
  • • Porte-Lumière / SHISEIDO THE GINZA / GINZA
  • • Touching Planet / KAGOSHIMA MUNICIPAL SCIENCE HALL / KAGOSHIMA
  • • SPACE BALL / Tokyo International Forum / MARUNOUCHI
  • • History Book / exhibition commemorating 5th annibersary year of BVLGARI Ginza Tower / GINZA
  • • Tomomi Nishimoto IlluminArt Philharmonic Orchestra / Ueno Park Outdoor Music Hall / UENO
  • • Takahiro Matsuo – LIGHT EMOTION - / Mitsubishijisho Artium / Fukuoka
  • • ALFA ROMEO Love Giulietta / Omotesando Hills / OMOTESANDO
  • • E-ma – Auroral Christmas 2011 – / E-ma / OSAKA
  • • LakeTown Xmas / AEON Lake Town / SAITAMA
  • • Hakata Light Up Walk2011 / Hakata Elementary School / FUKUOKA
  • • STAR XMAS / IMS / FUKUOKA
  • • LIGHTING OBJET 2011 / TOKIA / MARUNOUCHI
  • • KANHIKARI ART EXPO 2011 / Nijo Castle / KYOTO
  • • TAKARAZUKA REVUE Snow troupe – MASKMEN – / Takarazuka Grand Theater / HYOGO
  • • AURORA / POLA THE BEAUTY GINZA / GINZA
  • • Takahiro Matsuo – LIGHT EMOTION – / POLA MUSEUM ANNEX / GINZA
  • • AquaLux / CANAL CITY HAKATA / FUKUOKA
  • • JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL / YOKOHAMA DOLL MUSEUM / YOKOHAMA
  • • Xmas FANTASIA 2010 / CANAL CITY HAKATA / FUKUOKA
  • • Snow Crystal / NAMBA PARKS / OSAKA
  • • Xmas light play / OKAYAMA CITY MUSEUM / OKAYAMA
  • • Takahiro Matsuo – Into the Light Sea - / e-topia Kagawa / Takamatsuo
  • • KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL TRIAL 2010 / DOJIMA RIVER FORUM / OSAKA
  • • CANON NEOREAL Exhibition Tokyo / Tokyo Midtown Hall / ROPPONGI
  • • Eco-Products 2008 TOSHIBA / TOKYO BIG SIGHT / ARIAKE
  • • Circus of Light / ACROS Fukuoka / FUKUOKA
  • • Xmas Messenger – Let’s send happy! – / Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum / NAGASAKI
  • • FAIRY CHRISTMAS / UMEDA SKY BUILDING / OSAKA
  • • Creative Business Fair 2008 / MyDome OSAKA / OSAKA
  • • Eco-Products 2007 TOSHIBA / TOKYO BIG SIGHT / ARIAKE
  • • Crystal Snow Party / AMU PLAZA NAGASAKI / NAGASAKI
  • • Water Crossing / AMU PLAZA NAGASAKI / NAGASAKI
  • • Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince Exhibition / MATSUYA GINZA / GINZA
  • • Takahiro Matsuo – Noontime Illusion - / Yokohama Portside Gallery / YOKOHAMA
  • • a.ka.ADAA movie installation / Hakata Riverain / FUKUOKA
  • • TRILOGY stage movie direction / GRAND HYATT TOKYO / ROPPONGI

INTERNATIONAL

  • • Milano Salone 2018 KAWAI Crystal Rain / Superstudio Piu / Milano / ITALY
  • • Basel World 2017 SEIKO / Messe Basel / Basel / SWITZERLAND
  • • Floating Light Rotus / WU XI LING SHAN SMILE BAY HOTEL / Wuxi / CHINA
  • • Basel World 2015 SEIKO / Messe Basel / Basel / SWITZERLAND
  • • Numérique Poétique / Saint-Ex – Culture numérique Reims / Reims / FRANCE
  • • Basel World 2014 SEIKO / Messe Basel / Basel / SWITZERLAND
  • • DESIRS SANS DESTIN / Saint-Gervais Genève / Geneva / SWITZERLAND
  • • Ars Electronica 2013 – Wie eine zweite Natur – / Volkswagen Automobile Forum / Berlin / GERMANY
  • • Basel World 2013 SEIKO / Messe Basel / Basel / SWITZERLAND
  • • Artificial Garden / Seoul Museum of Art / Seoul / KOREA
  • • iLight Marina Bay 2012 / Marina Bay Sans / SINGAPORE
  • • O Pequeno principe / IGUATEMI CAMPINAS / Campinas / BRAZIL
  • • NIRVANA? with ITR I Creativity Lab / National CKS Memorial Hall / Taipei / TAIWAN
  • • Le Petit Prince Expo OCA / Ibirapuera Park OCA / Sao Paulo / BRAZIL
  • • Electronic Universe / ESPACIO CULTURAL EL TANQUE / Tenerife Island / SPAIN
  • • Direct Digital / Ex-Ospedale Sant’Agostino / Modena / ITALY
  • • Milano Salone 2009 CANON – NEOREAL – / La Triennnale du Milano Design Museum / Milano / ITALY
  • • Dream Creatures / tetem Ⅱ / Enschede / NETHERLANDS
  • • …PLAY ALONG! / net.culture.space / Vienna / AUSTRIA
  • • The 5th Seoul Media Art Biennale / Seoul Museum of Art / Seoul / KOREA
  • • SIGGRAPH 2008 Evolve / Los Angeles Convention Center / Los Angeles / U.S.A
  • • FILE 2008 – Million Pixels – / SESI Gallery / Sao Paulo / BRAZIL
  • • Digital Archive Program Festival / Xinyi-district-office / Taipei / TAIWAN
  • • Digital Senses – when digital data turns into art – the Center for Contemporary Art / Kiev / UKRAINE
  • • Laval Virtual 2008 Revolution / Laval Virtual main hall / LAVAL / FRANCE
  • • Hewlett-Packard Pavilion Party / ARENA / Kiev / UKRAINE
  • • Shanghai eArts Festival 2007 / Shanghai Science & Technology Museum / Shanghai / CHINA
  • • Ars Electronica 2007 / Ars Electronica Center / Linz / AUSTRIA