Restoration ’05

Yoshiaki Mochizuki had his third solo exhibition this summer at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. His textured paintings layer gesso, burnishing clay, ink, pigments, and precious metal leafing. The surfaces are scored with a needle, resulting in detailed patterns that cut through the layers of media, evoking geological strata and erosion. His paintings are always hung at 5 feet, 9 inches, as an analogue for his head or face. His work was included in MoMA PS1’s Greater New York show in 2015.

Featured Photo: Untitled 6.6.2016, gesso on board, clay, and moon gold leaf, 18 by 18 inches.