For this installation at The Gallery at Cadillac House, Japanese-Brazilian artist Oscar Oiwa visualizes “the crash of two different things. Two opposite ideas or situations. Like light and shadow. Or hot and cold. Or in politics, left and right. This collision of opposites forces movement forward.”
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. With a simple black felt-tip pen, 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.