An Exclusive Interview with Charles Osawa: Crafting The Things We Can Preserve

An Exclusive Interview with Charles Osawa: Crafting The Things We Can Preserve

Charles Osawa, a famous environmental sculptor renowned for his unique adaptions of combining recycled materials with human waste for artistic creations, has made his way in bold practices of resin art with his fantastic ideas. His collection represents a forward step towards sustainability and self-expression, as Osawa transforms discarded objects and forgotten trash into various works of art that can be applied in the fashion industry, exhibition decors, tools, and more scenarios.

Resiners, a company renowned for its resin auxiliary machines and related peripherals has initiated a deep interview with this cool artist to illustrate more about the sparkles produced where tech, art, resin, and waste meet. 

Deep Talks with Charles Osawa: The Cool Resin artist with stunning ideas on how trash and resin art combine

Resiners: What’s your journey and your experience of becoming an artist?
Charles Osawa: I studied architecture and started my career as an exhibition designer, at first I had a hard time getting money but I was later working for an architecture firm in Singapore and then I got to work on Andy Warhol’s Retrospective, Charles and Ray Eames’s Retrospective. I also was on the team for the winning tender for the Interior Renovation for the National Art Gallery of Singapore. I also worked for multiple companies and gathered abundant experience in multiple industries.

Resiners: What makes you feel you are quite qualified for resin artwork? Like what are your advantages in doing this?
Charles Osawa: My advantage is my design background. I also have great knowledge of the art market and art industry and how the museum is running because I've worked with proper curators. And Design needs engineering knowledge, and I am professional in that and can create molds even with materials like cardboard, aluminum, and many other things. So I can design molds as I want while some users have to buy molds from someone.

Resiners: As an experienced, talented resin artist, do you have some suggestions for resin newbies to start the resin artwork?
Charles Osawa: I think the hardest part for resin newbies is the degassing. De-gassing is where professional quality works differs from newbie amateur works. Bubble affects on resin quality a lot.
Secondly, it's really how you mix. I think if you properly use two buckets, you will never have to worry about the sticky residue of resin, but most people have issues with the resin becoming sticky even after time of cure. 

Resiners: Since resin is a sort of synthesized material that is quite hard for the environment to degrade, how do you have the cool idea of combining resin with art together to support eco-friendly purposes? 
Charles Osawa: I grew up watching anime a lot. I liked Studio Ghibli, one of their anime that is quite influential to me is Nausicaä by hayao miyazaki, which depicts the world of post-civilization, it’s a world surviving through the destruction of results of over-capitalization, over-production. It was a world at the end of civilization. I always thought it’s not easy to preserve human civilization which is actually really fragile. If we have too much greed and power, we can often destroy ourselves, and the epoxy resin itself has a specific structure, it’s kinda like some synthetic amber as we've all seen in movie like Jurassic Park, we have seen the mosquitoes, blood trapped in amber, and scientists taking them out.   
Resin is perfect to preserve humanity. If you have seen Artificial Intelligence by Steven Spielberg, In the end, maybe the aliens will find us after we've all gone extinct, and if they are going to find remnants of our memory, then I thought it would be nice to preserve something that we love, that we remember inside forever. And I think we humans treat each other like trash and we give up on each other too easily. So I want to preserve what we usually neglect, the remnants of our memory as part of something for the future.

Resiners: How do you feel during the whole process of making resin crafts with our Resiners bubble removal machine? Are there some quite impressive points to you?
Charles Osawa: The biggest advantage of your product is how small and portable it is. If you want to degass resin, there is no way other products can be so portable. If I have to carry my vacuum pump and oil, you can't really carry them sideways or vertical. Otherwise, all this mineral oil will spill, and it's a bit of a disaster. I've taught classes before outside of my studio and every time I have to bring this, you know, heavy metallic object and also the the degassing pot’s lid usually is heavy. And also the pot can't be that light. All these setups are really heavy and bulky. It takes up so much space. However, Resiners degassing product basically took away all of that. So I can carry that in my backpack and go teach.
It’s a game-changer, to be honest. 

Resiners: In which term do you think we can enhance on our prdoucts?
Charles Osawa: Having a rechargeable battery-system bubble removal machine will be a good idea to artists. The only American art that exists is street art. Street art is the only true American art that is alive. And street artists usually are gonna do it outside. Some people put their paintings outside so that people can just take them. It’s a big culture here in New York. A lot of people do street art at the parks or on the street. People get really excited about this,
and resin art has almost always been impossible to do on the street. So if Resiners can have some products that can make people degass resin outdoor, then I think there's going to be a lot more people who are going to challenge what would have never been able to do. 
Besides that , the chamber and bucket system should be more flexible and dynamic for multiple uses.

Resiners: What constantly drives you to do your artwork now?
Charles Osawa: I started with passionate revenge for the society that produced so much trash, but I think that now I feel a little bit more calmer, and I think I am just cleaning trash to maintain the eco-system right now.

Resiners: Inspiration is quite important to art, from where can you get inspired?
Charles Osawa: Usually certain incidents like social reaction can be the urge for me to create things. I have been making accessories that can be used as weapons for self-defense. A lot of girls have been telling me that they have been attacked and chased in NY, these real stories of people around me inspires me to do my artwork, its kinda like I make something that I feel into physical things, Sometimes the society doesn’t take great care of individuals and we should take more attention to defend ourselves, so my self-defense sculpture reflects what I feel about the society. Other than that, we are kinda like trash to the earth as well, so I make art to clean up things, at least making sure that we are improving, be at least pretty and decent and shining.

Resiners: Is there one resin work that is the most important to you?
Charles Osawa: I made one piece for my dad which is quite important to me, I also send my best resin pendants to my mom. Family bonds make things precious.

Resiners: When did you get to know Resiners?
Charles Osawa: I got to know you about 6 months ago, I thought I was on Instagram and it’s some advertisement I saw, I was impressed by your system and thought it was something that people are looking for. Usually the pump and chamber are sold separately and sold by different companies. People have to do research to combine those components together to make it work, so when I saw your product I was shocked and I think it’s the future.

Resiners: Resiners as a resin auxiliary machine brand, has the belief that a company should develop while maintaining social responsibility for environmental protection, in which terms do you think resiners can improve for environmental protection? 
Charles Osawa: I think you are doing good, Resiners’ design is minimal which means less parts, most likely less trash during production. I think an environmental-friendly product comes with sustainable quality and can be easily maintained if it breaks, which means it can produce less trash. If a company can produce a small, simple high-quality product that can be used for quite a long time and or be upgraded easily, that will lessen the trash, and be better for the ecosystem.

Charles Osawa, the visionary environmental resin artist, is reshaping the art world with his sustainable creations. Through his artistry, he inspires us to cherish our fragile civilization and adopt a more thoughtful approach to craft what we can preserve. Partnering with Resiners, the resin bubble removal machine industry leader revolutionizing resin art with convenience like never before, Osawa utilizes their cutting-edge equipment to bring his designs to life. 

Join forces with Resiners alongside Charles Osawa together, and let's create a greener future through the fusion of art, tech, and environmental consciousness.

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