Oscar Tuazon was born in 1975 in Seattle, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at Cooper Union and on the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, both in New York. Tuazon creates innovative and frequently functional objects, structures and installations that can be used, occupied or invested by the visitor. Inspired by architecture and strongly influenced by Land Art and minimalism, the artist employs steel, glass, concrete and cement, as well as tree trunks, industrial waste and various objects founds on building sites. His works, which evoke both survivalist architecture and utopian constructions, question the possibility of withdrawing and taking refuge from the world, and at the same time evoke a menacing modern industrialism through their use of raw materials.
Previous exhibitions (selection)
Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster (Germany)
Hammer Projects: Oscar Tuazon, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (United States)
Pubic Space, Modern Art Gallery, London (United Kingdom)
Alone in An Empty Room, Ludwig Museum, Cologne (Germany)
Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant, Toronto (Canada)