Paradise 2018, drawing, marker pen on vinyl sheet 10 x 7 x 4 meters. "Oscar Oiwa in Paradise: Drawing the ephemeral" at the Japan House. Courtesy of Oscar Oiwa
Japan House, in São Paulo, shows the traditional Japanese culture through a modern lens, and this year it will host one of the works of the artist of Brazilian origin and Japanese ancestry, Oscar Oiwa.
The installation of Oscar Oiwa allows the viewer to enter a 360º drawing composed of dark forest patches, winding paths and a sky full of high-contrast swirls. The intention of the artist was to use the simplest material and technique, just a black ballpoint pen and a white vinyl surface, to do something unexpected. The creation of the work took the artist and his five assistants two weeks of work and the use of 120 markers.
Oscar Oiwa, brazilian painter and son of Japanese immigrants. He received his B.F.A. (1989) from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University. Oiwa was influenced by comic books, art, and magazines throughout his youth, as well as the urban environment of his birthplace. He experienced contemporary art during this time in nearby galleries and became an assistant at the ...read more