Open Studio of Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter

When 6 Apr 2012
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where PointB Worklodge
71 North 7th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
United States

Courtesy of the artist

April 6 2012, 7pm

Press Release:

Nearing the end of his six-month residency at PointB in Williamsburg, Italian-Japanese artist Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter will hold an Open Studio on Friday evening, showing his new work and giving an artist talk.

Oyama’s work is based on his unique perspective which spans across contemporary and street art. Operating both as a practicing artist and a critic, Oyama displays a fascination with street art that expresses itself both in the diverse genres of visual art as well as in text.

The recurrent slash back and spin motifs most recognizable in his mural works have been named by the artist as Quick Turn Structure. These signature visual patterns with intrinsic order have been applied on the wall as a large mural at the Aichi Triennale 2010 and on clothes as part of the COMME des GARÇONS Paris Collection in 2011. As a culmination of his New York residency, Oyama will present both his large-scale dynamic paintings that have been created on site and his miniscule, labor-intensive drawings that were on view at the Skylight Gallery earlier this spring.

Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter is a visual artist from Tokyo, Japan. He is in New York with an artist-in-residency grant courtesy of the Asian Cultural Council. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2009 and has since held many successful solo exhibitions and projects, including exhibitions at Zaim Gallery in Yokohama and Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo.

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