My ideas for new artworks do not come from thin air. They are drawn from associations of different facts. Facts can be actual events. Facts can be diverse images produced by diverse media. They can also be unreal occurrences and images developed within the mind. New works are often continuation of old works. Ideas may spring from the association of different facts. They can also derive from the sedimentation of past experiences.
I find my oeuvre to embrace everything from texts, paintings, and art objects to fictional narrative-based installations, public art, and book production.
Oscar Oiwa was born in Sao Paulo in 1965. He received B.F.A. degree from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Sao Paulo University. He has lived in Tokyo, London and New York City.
He received artist in residence award from The Delfina Studio Trust, London in 1995. He received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Asian Cultural Council and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
He showed his works in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris, Barcelona and many other places.