Oscar Hazell (born 1988 in London) is a British artist whose work explores ideas of power, land, politics and history, primarily through the medium of moving image and photography.
Looking at the impacts of historical events on the development of space, its inhabitants and value, his latest work uses immersive installations, thus transforming the viewer into aesthetic explorations of these sites. Using acts within these spaces to highlight and discuss their appropriation, Hazell explores the correlations between sub cultural activities and that of feral and urbanised animals. The significance of the animal and the process of human and artistic practices becoming feral, expanding these ideas of space and its development and interpretation.
Hazell was previously a part of Vhs Video Basement - creating a free cinema and gallery in Soho and in addition to working with the Whitechapel Gallery and Resonance FM at their Freeze project space. He was artist in residence at Wayward Gallery off Vyner Street both showing and curating constantly over that period. Hazell is also the founder and editor-in-chief of wardmagazine.com.
He is currently studying BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.