Artist Talk Terumasa Ikeda x Dr. Deborah Goldberg, 2023

Terumasa Ikeda: Iridescent Lacquer
March 15, 2023

On March 15th, 2023  Artist talk event at Ippodo Gallery with one of the most sought-after lacquer artists in Japan -- Terumasa Ikeda, and art historian writer, and professor Dr. Deborah Goldberg. 

Ippodo Gallery New York illuminates a modern lacquer technique that disrupts preconceived notions of the raden (mother-of -pearl inlay) tradition. Terumasa Ikeda: Iridescent Lacquer—on display from March 16th to April 20th, 2023—showcases Terumasa Ikeda’s revolutionary laser-incised raden technique, a method the artist spent eight years developing. Ikeda was born and resides in Kanazawa, known as the country’s preeminent hub for lacquerware production. Arabic numerals, computer screens, and digital signals—all assembled from abalone shell—adorn the twenty object boxes, tea caddies, and incense containers.