Enrico Isamu OyamaJapan
The painter Enrico Oyama explores the potential of street art by reconstructing it within the contexts of contemporary visual arts and city spaces. Given the rich history of street art and graffiti murals in the United States, Mr. Oyama is eager to pursue research on the relationship of street art to modern abstract painting and to explore street art’s symbiotic relationship with the city and its architecture. His six-month ACC grant supports this journey to research contemporary art, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency program in the United States. Mr. Oyama earned his B.F.A. in Environmental Information in 2007 from Keio University and his M.F.A. degree in Inter-media Art in 2009 from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he serves as a lecturer. In 2009 he was recipient of a grant from the Yokohama Arts Foundation in support of his Yokohama Creative Zone ZAIM.
Grants Awarded2011 | Visual Art | United States
to research contemporary art, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency program in the United States
ACC Grantees Enrico Isamu Oyama & Hiraku Suzuki Featured in Singapore
Featuring ACC grantees Enrico Isamu Oyama and Hiraku Suzuki, Tokyo Street explores the distinct expressions of Japanese artists who grew up on a skateboard, watching MTV, on a diet of music: from punk to hip hop to techno. New combinations were formed, new collaborations occurred, elements blended; with an open mind, free from the ‘western conventions’ of urban culture. This group of artists speaks various dialects of the same language: one that interprets the origins of street culture, as it exists in Japan.
ACC Grantee Enrico Isamu Oyama Participates in Group Show at Court Square
Fabrika invites the participation of artists and textile designers working in various modes of partnership, and considers how formal, material, and ideological terms typically associated with these discrete practices transform through collaborative processes.