May 26, 2022 - Sale 2606

Sale 2606 - Lot 158

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Light Birds.

Oil on canvas, (triptych), 1997. 2267x3316 mm; 89 1/4x131 1/2 inches.

Oscar Saito Oiwa was born in São Paulo, brazil in 1965, to Japanese immigrant parents. He earned a BFA in 1989 from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University. His work was included in the São Paulo Art Biennial in 1991. That same year he relocated to Tokyo until 2002 when he moved to New York. He lives and works in New York and has had over fifty solo exhibitions worldwide. This painting was created while the artist was living in Japan and is inspired by the overhead trains in Tokyo and modeled after the works of Hokusai.