Black & Light: A New Immersive Painting Inside An Inflated Canvas

Japanese-Brazilian artist Oscar Oiwa has created a new immersive installation that just opened in NYC. Spending over 100 hours, Oiwa and his team transformed a blank inflated canvas into a world of swirling, black and white cosmos that visitors can step inside of and explore on their own.

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Oscar Oiwa transforms a blank white inflated “canvas” representing over 2700 square feet of surface area, into a world of landscapes, domesticity, urbanism, the cosmos, and swirling black holes all intricately illustrated by hand by the artist.

Oiwa builds immersive depths of blackness and light, an all-encompassing stream-of-conscious environment. Oiwa developed the characters Light Rabbit and Shadow Cat. Excitable Light Rabbit has boundless energy while Shadow Cat is deliberate and thoughtful. Spot them hiding in plain sight in the illustrations and check out their animations online.

Oscar Oiwa was born in São Paulo, Brazil, the son of Japanese immigrants. He received his B.F.A. from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at São Paulo University, and then relocated to Tokyo. He currently lives and works in New York City. Throughout his youth, Oiwa was heavily influenced by comic books, art, and magazines, as well as urban environments.

Oiwa has had over 60 solo exhibitions, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro; and his artworks are in the collections of the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Phoenix Museum of Art (Arizona), Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and many more.

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