Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to host Oscar Tuazon's second exhibition, in which he pursues his exploration of the relationship between water, land rights, architecture and sculpture.

Tuazon predominantly works with architectural techniques and materials, creating structures and spaces which use building supplies such as steel, glass, and wood and a simple do-it-yourself approach. Tuazon’s sculptures, built by hand, are often quasi-functional objects or models of other spaces. The construction process itself can often be seen as a performative part of the work, as it references the techniques of Land Art and Minimalism in improvised collaborations with designers, engineers, and builders to produce large-scale installations and public projects.

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Immortalité et éternité
2021
Sandstone
60 x 99 x 22 cm | 23 5/8 x 39 x 8 5/8 inches

Price: 60,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Inox Rocket
2021
Stainless steel, glass, steel, firebrick
176 x 57 x 67 cm | 69 2/8 x 22 1/2 x 26 3/8 inches

Price: 80,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Dark Matter
2021
Concrete, stainless steel, glass, steel, refractory concrete
200 x 70 x 80 cm | 78 6/8 x 27 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Price: 100,000 USD excl. VAT

"There is a fire at the core of all architecture, the cultural aspect of building by which the inhabitants of a structure are responsible to the resources on which they depend, tied to outside. Under the accelerating effects of global heating, fire looms as a threat beyond our control, transforming into a sinister weapon, wildfire. Can we tame flame, our primary human tool? The rocket stove is a low-tech experiment—efficient fire consuming its emissions, burning its own smoke."

— Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Solstice
2021
Wood, steel
162 x 102 x 3 cm | 63 6/8 x 40 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches

Price: 55,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Eclipse
2021
Wood, steel
102 x 102 x 3 cm | 40 1/8 x 40 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches

Price: 55,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Sun
2021
Glass, enamel, aluminium
200 x 80 x 16.5 cm | 78 6/8 x 31 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Price: 60,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Peace Tree
2021
Glass, enamel, aluminium, wood, steel
200 x 85 x 16.5 cm | 78 6/8 x 33 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Price: 60,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Replace Vegas
2021
Glass, enamel, aluminium, wood, steel
200 x 80 x 16.5 cm | 78 6/8 x 31 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Price: 60,000 USD excl. VAT

With his ongoing project Water School, Oscar Tuazon explores the dynamics and power plays that regulate access to land, water, and infrastructures. Thought of as a shelter for informal learning and debate, Water School is a plywood version of the engineer Steve Baer’s Zome House (1969-1972). As Tuazon’s structure looks into green and DIY ways of building and designing, his project interweaves environmental issues with the social and political demands of local communities.

"Cedar Spring Water School is a public art project guided by Indigenous ecological knowledge to connect people through the medium of water. Water School moves, following water as it cycles across vast geographies, linking mountains to oceans and subterranean aquifers to the skies above them. From Albuquerque to Zürich; Los Angeles to White Earth, Minnesota; the Great Lakes to the Salish Sea; Cedar Spring to Paris: Water School is a mobile architecture, learning from the fluidity of its medium and the collaborative process of its construction."

— Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Sunspot
2021
Glass, enamel, aluminium
65 x 65 x 6 cm | 25 5/8 x 25 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Price: 40,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Cedar Spring
2021
Glass, enamel, aluminium
65 x 65 x 6 cm | 25 5/8 x 25 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Price: 40,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Rain Drop
2021
Mirror, enamel, wood
Ø 30.50 cm | Ø 12 inches

Price: 7,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
Swamp Cedar
2021
Mirror, enamel, wood
Ø 30.50 cm | Ø 12 inches

Price: 7,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, TBC, 2021

Oscar Tuazon
A Source
2021
Mirror, enamel, wood
Ø 30.50 cm | Ø 12 inches

Price: 7,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, Oil Lamp, 2021

Oscar Tuazon & Eli Hansen
Oil Lamp
2021
Glass, enamel, metal
24.5 x 12.7 cm | 9 5/8 x 5 inches

Price: 8,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon, Gas Lamp, 2021

Oscar Tuazon & Eli Hansen
Gas Lamp
2021
Glass, enamel
24.3 Ø 13 cm | 9 5/8 Ø 5 1/8 inches

Price: 8,000 USD excl. VAT

Oscar Tuazon

Born in 1975, Seattle, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Solo exhibitions have been dedicated to his work by institutions in the U.S.A. and in Europe, such as the Aspen Museum of Art (2019); Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Le Consortium, Dijon (2015); deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (2014); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2014); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2013); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2013); Kunsthalle Bern (2010) and the Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière (2009).

Work by the artist is held in the following collections: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.; Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom; Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, France; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland; Saatchi Gallery Collection, London, United Kingdom; Giuliani Foundation, Rome, Italy; The Silvie Fleming Collection, London, United Kingdom.

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