The Creation of the World

Oscar Oiwa

Text by:Takuo Komatsuzaki, Marilyn Zeitlin and Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
Co-published by Kyuryudo Art-Publishing, Co.,Ltd. Tokyo
and Art-ist Inc.,New York
224 pages, hard cover, A4 size (21 x 30 cm).
Text in English, Japanese and Portuguese.

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This book will cover works from 2007 to recent times, and convey the magnitude of this contemporary artist's pieces. In spite of the rich creativity and color, many of the works also reveal a sharp criticism of the modern world. With themes as varying as simple kitchens, expansive cities, and the political borders of countries, the phantasmagoric nature of the world he draws comes as a welcome surprise.
Kyodo News, Japan (March 2016)

Oscar Oiwa is known for his multicultural, detailed, and figurative oil painting. He often depicts worlds closely familiar and yet unexpected— imaginary urban landscapes seen from multiple points of view.

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Oscar Oiwa
Author and Artist

Oscar Oiwa is an artist of Japanese descent, born and raised in Brazil. He graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University (1989). He currently lives and works in New York City, though his artwork has been exhibited worldwide.

He has had over 60 solo exhibitions since 1990, including Arizona State University Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Takamatsu City Museum and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro. Selected public collections: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Yokohama Museum of Art (Kanagawa), Toyota Municipal Museum(Aichi), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art(Hiroshima), Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art(Hyogo), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa(Ishikawa), Utsunomiya Museum of Art (Tochigi), Phoenix Museum of Art(Arizona), Arizona State University Art Museum (Arizona), Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Monaco), University of São Paulo Museum of Contemporary Art (São Paulo).

Book Presentations

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-next presentation: coming soon

ACC-Asian Cultural Conciul, New York. August 30th, 2016,

Artfront Gallery, Tokyo. April 28th, 2016