Yukimasa Ida

Here and Now

Mariane Ibrahim is pleased to announce the  solo exhibition of Japanese artist Yukimasa Ida, entitled “Here and Now” on view, in Chicago, from June 26 – August 14, 2021. The show marks the artists debut in the United States.


In the new body of work for “Here and Now”, Ida is focused on life and death as an eternal cycle and includes distorted portraits and bronze sculptures of human heads. Ida continues to experiment with spontaneous as well as intentional patterns. Each of his works merge various intensities of stroke, communicating specific ranges of emotion. Every piece embodies a snapshot of a memory, reflecting the way the human mind processes a fleeting moment…construed and inconsistent.

His main concept is “ICHI-GO ICHI-E," an idiom describing a cultural concept of treasuring the expression and unrepeatable nature of a moment. The works presented act as daily journals reflecting his life exploration of "ICHI-GO ICHI-E.


Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim