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Kitchen of the Future, New York

Kitchen of the Future, New York

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silkscreen on BFK Rives, wooden frame
h: 57, w: 76.5 cm (sheet) / h: 62, w: 81.5, d: 3.5 cm (frame)


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[Artist Statement]

Let's Go on a Trip!

Suddenly, life has changed. I have stopped taking the subway, going to my studio, walking around the city, seeing movies at the theater, and meeting up with my friends. I spend my days in quarantine, going outside only to shop for food or to get a little fresh air. Projects and trips have all been postponed. The city has become the new epicenter of the pandemic and life has been made more difficult for all of its inhabitants. Many people have lost their jobs and are getting desperate about paying bills. News from the world outside is far from encouraging. Entire countries have closed their borders. The US presidential response in itself has been a disaster. I think about what I can do to remain as mentally creative as usual while stuck in my Manhattan apartment. God gave me the gift of transforming feelings into visual art. And using this power, I have started to make a new series of drawings: an imaginary trip in the midst of life under quarantine. The result is like a diary of insights about my past, my present daily life, and the future. I have been experimenting with complex digital techniques to produce simple black-and-white drawings. These original artworks will hopefully be exhibited at the end of the year in a physical museum. In the meantime, enjoy this little preview!

Oscar Oiwa


Kitchen of the Future, New York
Quarantine is a good time to cook at home. When the Second World War ended, my father was twelve years old. During that time, food was very scarce in Japan and he was always hungry. These days, we globally through out around one third of food we produce. For the middle class, eating is not a problem anymore and we have many options. Some love processed foods, others are vegetarian, vegan, microbiotic, etc. But ironically, looking at the numbers, the “hungry generation” tends to have a longer life than my generation. So looking at my kitchen, I imagine this should be wilder.
(大岩オスカール Oscar Oiwa / 7.5.2020)

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