Oscar Oiwa大岩オスカール

Oscar Oiwa, a second generation Japanese-Brazilian, was born in 1965 in São Paulo, Brazil. After graduating from the Department of Architecture of the University of São Paulo in 1989, he looked to broaden his playing field and moved to Tokyo where he was based from 1991 to 2001, and then to New York in 2002, where he has been based since. Rooted in everyday life experiences in the city, Oiwa’s paintings are characterized by how he works through each location in which he finds himself. His internationally recognized bird’s eye view compositions painted on large canvases not only dynamically depict natural and urban landscapes, but humorously shed light on the multi-faceted nature of society that can be glimpsed through the seams in the landscapes.
In recent years, he had a solo exhibition which traveled from 2008-2009 from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, to the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, and the Takamatsu Art Museum, and, in 2016, he created an installation filling the inside of a dome, 12 meters in diameter, with drawings done in permanent marker. In 2018, Oiwa conducted a solo exhibition at the Japan House in Sao Paulo. And in 2019, at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Oiwa Oiwa continues to lead an active career internationally.

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WORKS

Title
Asian Kitchen
Year
2008
Size
227 x 444 cm (4 pieces set)
Material
Oil on canvas
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Title
City from the Future
Year
2008
Size
227 x 444 cm (4 pieces set)
Material
Oil on canvas
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Title
City from the Past
Year
2008
Size
227 x 444 cm (4 pieces set)
Material
Oil on canvas
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Title
Earthscape 2
Year
2018
Size
178 x 138 cm
Material
Oil and gold foil on canvas
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Title
Ancient Starbuck's (Han Dynasty)
Year
2010
Size
20 x 25.5 cm
Material
Oil on canvas
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Title
Twilight
Year
2017
Size
227 x 333 cm
Material
Oil and gold foil on canvas
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Title
Chalana 3
Year
2015
Size
111 x 227 cm
Material
Oil on canvas
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Title
Twilight Bridge
Year
2018
Size
111 x 227 cm
Material
Oil and gold foil on canvas
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Title
House
Year
2018
Size
74 x 64 cm
Material
Oil on canvas

EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Oscar Oiwa A Light-filled Ginza

2018/7/21–9/22

NEWS

Oscar Oiwa

MOT Collection: Journals
Dates: July 17 (sat) – October 17 (sun), 2021
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan