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Artist Uses 120 Sharpies To Create A Gigantic 360-Degree Drawing That Looks Like A Magical Cave

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Oscar Oiwa is a son of Japanese immigrants, he is born in Brazil, currently based in New York.  While growing up, Oiwa was mainly inspired by comic books and the environment of his birthplace. One of the recurring aspects of Oiwa’s work is a genre named magical realism or marvelous realism as it expresses the real world and adds magical elements to it. His latest art piece is called Oscar Oiwa in Paradise – Drawing the Ephemeral and it will definitely make you feel like you’re in a magical forest. This installation is a 360-degree black and white drawing that is drawn on an inflatable vinyl balloon. But that’s not all, his incredible piece of art is created using only markers. This intricate work took two weeks and 120 sharpies to finish.

“I’ve always enjoyed drawing, which I consider the most basic way of expressing myself visually,” said Oiwa in a press release. “A pencil and a blank sheet— there is no simpler medium than that.”

The installation is at Japan House São Paulo, this venue displays traditional Japanese culture in a modern manner. Oiwa’s work will be displayed until June 3, 2018.

More info: Oscar Oiwa  (h/t Colossal)

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Oscar Oiwa is a New York-based artist whose work can be mainly described as magical realism

While growing up Oiwa was inspired by comics and the environment of his birthplace which is Brazil

His art piece Oscar Oiwa in Paradise – Drawing the Ephemeral lets you enter a magical forest

The installation is drawn on an inflatable vinyl balloon

It took 2 weeks and 120 sharpies to finish this incredible masterpiece

As Oiwa says himself, “I’ve always enjoyed drawing, which I consider the most basic way of expressing myself visually. A pencil and a blank sheet— there is no simpler medium than that. ”

You can see Oscar Oiwa’s intricate drawing process in this video:

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