Oscar Oiwa in Paradise: Drawing the ephemeral

Paradise 2018, dibujo, bolígrafo permanente en vinilo 10x7x4m. "Oscar Oiwa en el Paraíso: Dibujando lo efímero" en la Japan House. Cortesía de Oscar Oiwa
14/04/2018
Oscar Oiwa in Paradise: Drawing the ephemeral
at the Japan House [São Paulo] Brazil 03.04>03.06.2018
metalocus, INÉS OÑATE
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.
 

Description of project by Japan House

From 3 April, the Japan House São Paulo presents "Oscar Oiwa in Paradise: Drawing the ephemeral" with a selection of works and an original installation artist Nisei Oscar Oiwa, who consolidated his aesthetic style in Japan to strengthen its career in the contemporary Japanese art scene.

Exclusively for the Japan House São Paulo, Oiwa presented the installation read more

Location
JAPAN HOUSE, Avenida Paulista, 52 (Groun
d Floor) São Paulo. Brazil
Cultural Director
Natasha Barzaghi Geenen
Dates and schedule
3th April to 3th June, 2018.
Schedules.- Tuesday to Saturday, 10 to 22h; Sundays and holidays, 10 to 18h. Free entrance

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 OiwaParadise 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 OiwaParadise 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 OiwaParadise 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 OiwaParadise 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

Oscar Oiwa

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