Ida Shōichi (1941–2006) Paper on Paper, from the portfolio Surface Is the Between: Lotus Sutra

image size: 18 11/16 x 12 15/16 in. (47.5 x 32.9 cm)
sheet size: 19 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (46.2 x 35.2 cm)


Ida Shōichi (1941–2006)

Paper on Paper, 
from the portfolio Surface is the Between: Lotus Sutra


Lithograph with chine collé on paper
Museum Purchase: Margery Hoffman Smith Fund and Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection, 90.20d

Ida once wrote, “I use this expression (Surface Is the Between) as a descriptive title for many of my works. It is my own concept of nature, all those natural events, states, and phenomena called illusion. The surface can be the paper or canvas or whatever; it is the point of contact between me and the ideas I am working on or the other materials I am working with. Through my work I try to make invisible phenomena visible by showing the point of contact.” 

Three Masters of Abstraction Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio