A look Inside Yukimasa Ida's "End of Today" Exhibition In Beijing

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the  artist studio.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the artist studio.

On March 25th, Yukimasa Ida launched his first solo exhibition in Beijing with Fabien Fryns Fine Art.

Entitled “End of Today,” Yukimasa Ida’s new works continues to put emphasis on his masterful balance of
abstraction and realism within the paintings while exploring the nature of human existence and identity.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the  artist studio.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the artist studio.

One of Ida’s main drivers through his art is Ichi-go ichi-e , a Japanese four-character idiom (yojijukugo) that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the  artist studio.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the artist studio.

When asking inspiration for his recent exhibition, Ida commented “My work these past few years has focused on the theme “ichi-go-ichi-e,” the concept can be summarized quite simply as “now does not come twice.” I am to visualize all those encounters with many “nows,” from past to present, through the filter of my mind.

With Yukimasa Ida’s continually expanding list of influential contemporary art collectors such as Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and Music icon Jay Chou, Ida’s artistic career is on track to some very promising achievements.

Ida with Jay Chou, image courtesy of the  artist studio.

Ida with Jay Chou, image courtesy of the artist studio.

“‘End of Today” is one of Ida’s grandest exhibition to date, both in scale and scope, tour the exhibition in the photos and then head over to Fabien Fryns Fine Art’s website to learn more. “End of Today” will run from March 25th, 2019 until April 14, 2019.

Ida in studio, image courtesy of the  artist studio.

Ida in studio, image courtesy of the artist studio.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the  artist studio.

“End of Today” exhibition, image courtesy of the artist studio.

By Anna Windsor
Anna is a fine art advisor and art editor based in NYC.

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