Miki Mochizuka "Ito"
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Mochizuka presently lives and works in Shizuoka, where he was born (1974) and where he received a BA in painting from the Tokoha Gakuen Junior College.
Mochizuka utilizes the medium of painting to give expression to elements of existence which are present but non-visible such as memories and air. All paintings are created through Mochizuka's use of memory and imagination, rather than painted from life or a photographic image. The resulting paintings amount to a "collage of images" recollected and wholly created from the artist's imagination. Multi layered images overlap to create an expansive, unexplored world within the flat space of the picture plane.
This exhibition uses the simple sequential of "morning-day-night" as a structural device yet rather than focus on each distinct period of time, Mochizuka paints areas of in-between; the spaces in which consciousness slips from time-to-time without consideration. "Ito" itself is an abstraction as the word, written katakana has multiple possible meanings/readings; the title serves a prompt into a less clear space of understanding.
[Image: "Nike" 2007, acrylic on canvas, 103x105cm]
From 2007-08-27 To 2007-09-23