Every once in a while an artist is found that just demands their work to be noticed with a deafening roar of quality.
Yukimasa Ida is just that artist, born in Tottori in 1990 and today living and working in Tokyo. He attended and graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014. Since then Yukimasa has been steadily building his name through many group and solo exhibitions in Japan and exhibited in art fairs across Asia including China, Taiwan and the Philippines, he has also won plaudits and awards.
In 2016 Yukimasa won the Kohei NAWA prize (Jury Prize) given by the Contemporary Art Foundation (CAF) that is based in Tokyo. Following this in Dec 2016 Matthew Larking, art correspondent for the Japan Times wrote about the CAF show and name checked Yukimasa Ida as one to watch for the future.
Yukimasa’s paintings are already finding their way into some of the worlds biggest private collections (Yusaku Mazaewa collection) as well as being purchased by normal everyday art collectors who just can’t resist the soul of Ida’s work.
Yukimasa's compositions and subjects that he likes to paint all come back to his happiness in meeting new people or taken from his childhood memories whilst growing up. To behold his paintings of pigs and horses are simply breathtaking and refers back to him spending time with his grandfather on his farm in Japan or his "end of day" series in which he meets people for the first time and paints the work within a day. There seems to be no end to this new artists potential and future growth.
His technical abilities are incredibly developed for his years and his work whether it be figurative or abstract asks the viewer just so many questions.
Oil gallery are also completely honoured and super excited to be holding Yukimasa Ida's debut solo show in the U.K. October 2017.
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