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Oscar Tuazon
Zome Alloy, 2016
Installation view June 2016 © Art Basel


Engaging different methods of construction, Oscar Tuazon frequently uses wood, concrete, glass, steel, and piping as materials to create his structures and installations. His works have roots in minimalism, conceptualism, and architecture, and have a direct relationship with both the site in which they are presented, as well as with their viewer, often through physical engagement.

Oscar Tuazon (b. 1975, Seattle) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo shows include Oscar Tuazon: Fire Worship at the Aspen Art Museum; Oscar Tuazon: Collaborator at Bellevue Arts Museum; Oscar Tuazon: Water School at MSU Broad Museum; and Oscar Tuazon: Bonfire at Dépendence, Brussels, Belgium in 2020, as well as Oscar Tuazon: Hammer Projects at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles in 2016; Studio at Le Consortium, Dijon, France in 2015, and Sensory Spaces 1, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has been commissioned for numerous public art works including Growth Rings for Central Wharf Park in Boston in 2019; a large-scale installation Une colonne d’eau in the Place Vendôme, Paris in 2017; and Un pont sans fin for Nouveaux Commanditaires, Belfort, France in 2016. Tuazon was also recently included in the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and the group exhibition In Plain Sight at the Henry Art Gallery in 2020. 

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Oscar Tuazon
Fire Worship, 2019
Concrete, refractory cement, stainless steel, and fire
Dimensions variable
Installation view: Oscar Tuazon: Fire Worship, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Photo: Tony Prikryl

Oscar Tuazon
Rocket Stove (Camp Turtle Island), 2019
Stainless steel drum, ceramic fiber board, mortar, steel, stainless steel
64 1/2 x 17 x 17 inches
(163.8 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm)

Oscar Tuazon
Sunset Studio, 2019
Douglas fir, oak, red cedar, powder-coated steel, galvanized steel screws
75 x 82 x 6 inches
(190.5 x 208.3 x 15.2 cm)

Oscar Tuazon
Growth Rings, 2019
Wood, Douglas fir
Site-specific installation of 3 large wood rings

Oscar Tuazon
White Walls, 2012/2019
Steel, concrete, drywall, paint
86 x 86 x 48 inches
(218.4 x 218.4 x 121.9 cm)

Oscar Tuazon
Los Angeles Water School (LAWS), 2018
Mixed media
Photo: Jeremy Jansen

Oscar Tuazon
Une Colonne d'Eau, 2017
Four elements: Life Prototype, Rainwater, Sun Riot, Water Column
Installation view
October 16 – November 9, 2017
Place Vendôme, Paris

Oscar Tuazon
Burn the Formwork (Fire Buidling), 2017
Concrete, wood, fire
Skulptur Projecte Münster
© Skulptur Projekte 2017, Photo: Henning Rogge


Oscar Tuazon
Quonset Tent, 2016
Aluminum, acrylic, wood, glass, pipe
89 3/4 x 239 3/8 x 157 1/2 inches
(228 x 608 x 400.1 cm)

Oscar Tuazon
Hammer Projects: Oscar Tuazon
Installation view
February 6 – May 22, 2016
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Photo: Brian Forrest

Oscar Tuazon
Pipe Prototype, 2015
Fiberglass, concrete, sonotube
21 1/4 x 49 1/2 x 61 inches
(54 x 125.5 x 155 cm)
February 6 – May 22, 2016
Installation view of Hammer Projects: Oscar Tuazon at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Photo: Brian Forrest

Oscar Tuazon
Installation view
February 14 – May 17, 2015
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Photo: André Morin

Oscar Tuazon
Beyond the realm of speech, 2013
Steel, acryl glass, luminescent tube, blinds, drywall installation, wood
78 3/4 x 120 1/8 x 65 inches
(200 x 305 x 165 cm)
Photo: Stefan Altenburger, Zurich

Oscar Tuazon
Sex Machine, 2012
Chestnut tree, pump, water
Approximately 315 x 98 3/8 x 98 3/8 inches (800 x 250 x 250 cm)
Photo: Rebecca Fanuele

Oscar Tuazon
Untitled, 2010
Pine, steel
Approximately 472 1/2 x 787 2/5 x 177 1/5 inches (1200 x 2000 x 450 cm)
February 13 – April 25, 2010
Installation view of Oscar Tuazon at Kunsthalle Bern
Photo: Dominique Uldry


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