Ideguchi, Yuki (1986-Present)

Lin Bu

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Ideguchi, Yuki (1986-Present)
Lin Bu
8" x 8"
Yuki Ideguchi
Very fine condition

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About the art

Material: Canvas, China Ink, Dye, Animal Glue, Pigment, Acrylic Paint, Copper, Gold



Japanese name: Rin, Nasei

He was a Chinese poet during the Northern Song Dynasty. He was one of the most famous verse masters of his time. Lin lived in recluse by the West Lake in Hangzhou for much of his later life. His works and theatrical solitude won him nationwide fame, and he was offered prestigious government posts, although he refused all civic duties in pursuit of his poetry. Long after he died, Lin’s eccentric attitude and his works retained a vivid place in Song cultural imagination and later works. 

About the artist

Born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1986, Yuki Ideguchi received both a BFA (2007) and MFA (2013) in Japanese Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts. In his work, he blends traditional Japanese techniques with contemporary imagery and themes. Take, for example, his use of silver leaf. Rather than prepare the canvas with the expected blue undercoat, he paints the canvas a deep red, trading the coolness of traditional silver leaf for a palpable warmth.


Ideguchi has exhibited his Japanese art paintings throughout Japan since 2008. In 2011, he participated in The Asian Students and Young Artists Art Fair, held in Seoul, and was featured in the Asahi Shimbun’s Exhibition of Next Art. The following year, he received the Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program scholarship. By 2014, Ideguchi became active in the international art scene, presenting his works in numerous international exhibitions, including the Exhibition of Selected Japanese Artists held in Paris. That same year, Ideguchi moved to New York and became an active member of the city’s artistic vanguard.

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