Oscar Oiwa @ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Oscar Oiwa’s solo show “Journey to the Light” is held on 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa in Japan.
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With brilliant, light-filled colors and dynamic spatial structures, Oscar OIWA creates vivid depictions of contemporary society that are infused with critical and humorous qualities. Born in São Paulo, Brazil to Japanese parents in 1965, Oiwa splits his time between Tokyo and New York, making works that share both the perspective of an ordinary urban dweller and an objective bird’s eye view. Addressing themes such as the cities and societies he inhabits and environmental problems, Oiwa freely integrates photographs, printed matter, and images from the Internet to realize a unique worldview that wavers between reality and fantasy, artifice and nature, and light and shadow. This exhibition explores Oiwa’s vision through a collection of approximately 60 works, with an emphasis on recent efforts, and a 27-meter-long drawing executed on a wall in the museum. In addition, the composer Chad CANNON was invited to take part in a collaborative project, in which Oiwa’s work served as the inspiration for a magnificent symphony that coalesces with the paintings. With any luck, the light that Oiwa pursues in his work while traveling all over the world will reawaken a sense of hope, helping us deal with the difficulty of living in the current era.
■Oscar Oiwa Journey to the Light
2019.4.27 (Sat.)- 2019.8.25 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa(1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa, Japan 920-8509)
【Oscar Oiwa: Artist Talks】
Date/time: April 27 (Sat)
14:00–15:30 (doors open 13:30)
Guest: Emile Tsuru-Devaux (Japanese Brazilian Art Researcher)
17:00–19:00 (doors open 16:30)
Guest: Chad Cannon (Composer)
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa