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Oscar Oiwa1965-

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Journey to the Light
title: Journey to the Light
size: 2270 x 3330 mm (3 pieces)
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2018
Light Shop
title: Light Shop
size: 1780 x 1380 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2018
Light Tree
title: Light Tree
size: 1370 x 1780 mm
medium: oil and composition on canvas
date: 2015
price: ASK
Journey to the Light (small)
title: Journey to the Light (small)
size: 1380 x 1780 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2018
price: ASK
Giant Octopus 2
title: Giant Octopus 2
size: 2270 x 3330 mm (3 panels)
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
Oiwa Island 2
title: Oiwa Island 2
medium: drawing on air dome
date: 2013,2016
Ogi House 1
title: Ogi House 1
size: 510 x 610 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
Ogi House 2
title: Ogi House 2
size: 510 x 610 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
Ogi House 3
title: Ogi House 3
size: 510 x 610 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
Sumida River
title: Sumida River
size: 1110 x 2270 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2015
price: ASK
Light Flower (Centro)
title: Light Flower (Centro)
size: 760 x 1030 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2015
price: ASK
Seven White Flowers
title: Seven White Flowers
size: 1110 × 2270 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2012
price: ASK
Mr. Night
title: Mr. Night
size: 610 x 770 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2012
price: sold
Nightmare 3
title: Nightmare 3
size: 910 × 910 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2008
price: ASK
Time Shipper (Port of Shanghai)
title: Time Shipper (Port of Shanghai)
size: L16,020xW3,480xH2,960 mm
medium: laminated glass, White Magnolia, soil, grass
date: 2019, Commission work for Huangpu River side park, Shanghai / Courtesy of Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS) 2019 / Video:Time Shipper

  • 光をめざす旅
  • ライトショップ
  • ライトツリー
  • 光をめざす旅 (small)
  • 大蛸 2
  • 大岩島 2
  • 男木ハウス 1
  • 男木ハウス 2
  • 男木ハウス 3
  • Sumida River
  • Light Flower (Centro)
  • 7つの白い花
  • ミスターナイト
  • ナイトメア 3
  • Time Shipper (Port of Shanghai)

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Oscar Oiwa1965-

Works of Oiwa, as though veiled over the surface, attract the viewers' perspective into the depth of the plane. His interest in social matters, caught at first in newspapers and articles on internet, will be visualized through elaborative research and drawing process. The finished image, sometimes grandiose and apocalyptic, depicts the life and society with his characteristic sense of humor. Born in Sao Paulo, he graduated from Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Sao Paulo University. While working in an architectural studio in Japan where his parents are issued from, he exhibited gradually in artistic events to become an artist. Awarded the grant from Asian Cultural Council and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he moved to New York in 2002 where he lives since then. Recently he exhibited in Brazil, Korea and Japan. His solo exhibit in 2019 at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa attracted more than 150,000 visitors.

Biography
1965 Born in San Paolo
1989 Graduated from Sao Paulo University, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism / Sao Paulo
lives and works in New York
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Solo Exhibitions
2020 Dreams of a Sleeping World, USC Pacific Asia Museum / Pasadena
2019 Oscar Oiwa. Rio, Tokyo, Paris: Cities and Games, La Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris
2019 Oscar Oiwa: Journey to the Light, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa / Ishikawa
2016 Oscar Oiwa: the World is Filled with Light / Art Front Gallery / Tokyo
2012 Traveling Light, Art Front gallery, Shibuya Hikarie /8 Cube / Tokyo
2012 Traveling Light, Keumsan gallery / Seoul
2011 Works by Oscar Oiwa, Galerie Agathe Helion / Paris
2011 Oscar Oiwa / National Museum / Rio de Janeiro
2011 After Midnight, Thomas Cohn Gallery / Sao Paulo
2009 Asian Kitchen, Beijing / China
2008 The Dreams of a Sleeping World, Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo, Fukushima Prefectural Museum
of art / Fukushima, Takamatsu City Museum of Art / Kagawa, Japan (2009)
2007 Five shop, P.P.O.W. / New York
2006 Gardening with Oscar Oiwa: New Paintings, Arizona State University Art Museum / Arizona
2006 Invisible Reflex: 1993-2006 Retrospective, Ikeda Museum of 20 Century Art / Shizuoka, Japan
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Group Exhibitions
2019 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS) 2019 / Shanghai, China
2018 Beyond the End: Ruins in Art History, Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo / Tokyo
2017 Japan Alps Art Festival, Omachi / Nagano
2016 Setouchi Triennale 2016, Ogi island, Shodo island / Kagawa, Japan
2014 Japon, Abbeye Saint d’Andre centre d’art contemporain Meymac / France
2014 Land of Sunlight-Oscar Oiwa and Japanese-Brazilian Artists / Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Japan
2013 Setouchi Triennale 2013, Ogi island, Ibuki island / Kagawa, Japan
2013 Peace Meets Art!, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum / Hiroshima, Japan
2013 The Group 1965, “We are Boys.", Kamada Kyosaikai Folk Museum / Kagawa, Japan
2013 Unconsciousness of the city, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / Tokyo, Japan
2013 MOT collection Our Ninety Years: 1923 -2013, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Tokyo, Japan
2011 Global New Art, SEIJI TOGO MEMORIAL SOMPO JAPAN MUSEUM OF ART / Tokyo, Japan
2011 The Group 1965, “We are Boys!", Kunsthalle / Dusseldorf, Art Arsenal / Kiev
2010 Setouchi International Art Festival / Kagawa, Japan
2009 Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art, Tufts University Art Gallery / MA
2007 The (s)files, el Museo del Barrio / New York
2007 Niigata Water and Land Art Festival / Niigata, Japan
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Awards
1995 The Delfina Studio, Artist in Residence Award / London
1996 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant / New York
2002 Grant from Asian Cultural Council Tokyo / New York
2001 Grant from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation / New York
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Collection / Public Art
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art / Kanazawa Mori Art Museum
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art / Aichi The National Museum of Modern Art / Tokyo
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo
Yokohama Museum of Art / Kanagawa Takamatsu Art Museum / Kagawa
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art / Fukushima Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi / Gunma
Utsunomiya Museum of Art / Tochigi Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art / Shizuoka
Faret Tachikawa / Tokyo Arizona State University Art Museum / Arizona Phoenix Art Museum / Phoenix
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光をめざす旅
title: Journey to the Light
size: 2270 x 3330 mm (3 pieces)
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2018
ライトショップ
title: Light Shop
size: 1780 x 1380 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2018
ライトツリー
title: Light Tree
size: 1370 x 1780 mm
medium: oil and composition on canvas
date: 2015
price: ASK
光をめざす旅 (small)
title: Journey to the Light (small)
size: 1380 x 1780 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2018
price: ASK
大蛸 2
title: Giant Octopus 2
size: 2270 x 3330 mm (3 panels)
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
大岩島 2
title: Oiwa Island 2
medium: drawing on air dome
date: 2013,2016
男木ハウス 1
title: Ogi House 1
size: 510 x 610 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
男木ハウス 2
title: Ogi House 2
size: 510 x 610 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
男木ハウス 3
title: Ogi House 3
size: 510 x 610 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2016
price: ASK
Sumida River
title: Sumida River
size: 1110 x 2270 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2015
price: ASK
Light Flower (Centro)
title: Light Flower (Centro)
size: 760 x 1030 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2015
price: ASK
7つの白い花
title: Seven White Flowers
size: 1110 × 2270 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2012
price: ASK
ミスターナイト
title: Mr. Night
size: 610 x 770 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2012
price: sold
ナイトメア 3
title: Nightmare 3
size: 910 × 910 mm
medium: oil on canvas
date: 2008
price: ASK
Time Shipper (Port of Shanghai)
title: Time Shipper (Port of Shanghai)
size: L16,020xW3,480xH2,960 mm
medium: laminated glass, White Magnolia, soil, grass
date: 2019, Commission work for Huangpu River side park, Shanghai / Courtesy of Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS) 2019 / Video:Time Shipper

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