Yoko Mori (Ed.)
The deceptively simple painterly compositions of Japanese artist Miki Mochizuka are, in fact, an analog for the process of perception and representation of memories, thoughts, and ideas in the visual landscape. Heavy layers of paint take on a collage-like appearance, revealing and obscuring crystalline geometric patterns and lushly rendered flora and fauna like sedimented layers of memory and time. This catalog, accompanying an exhibition at the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Shizuoka, Japan, serves as the first collected survey of the work of Mochizuka who, until this point, has only been visible throughout Japan, international art fairs and a recent feature in Contemporary Art Daily. Included in this handsome publication are color reproductions of 52 oil paintings, both a selection of older works and the artist’s most recent series.
8 x 1 1/2 x 12 inches/ 104 pp/ 52 color
Retail Price: $49.95
VANGI SCULPTURE GARDEN MUSEUM, JAPAN