Nothing Explained
Paul Valentin Lambshift AdbK München Kunst MaximiliansForum Munich Exhibition
* Exhibition View, Lambshift, MaximiliansForum
Fotos: Barbara Hartmann
Paul Valentin Lambshift AdbK München Kunst MaximiliansForum Munich Exhibition
Nothing Explained Foto © Matthias Zausinger Paul Valentin
Foto: Matthias Zausinger
Nothing Explained is a series of aquatints* created from six plates. Each of these 5 x 5 cm plates is unique and shows a graphic similar to a pictogram. Together they make a total of 32 images (witch is the traditional number of card in the memory game). The images show illustrations of phrases that use „nothingness“ as if it were not nothing, but rather something. Like in a memory, some pictograms appear in other constellations.

For example, the upper picture shows (in reading direction): o.1. nothing in your way / o.2. thinking nothing / o.3. nothing to use / u.1. weight of nothing / u.2. not nothing / u.3. wearing nothing

Also part of this work is a booklet witch describes the ideas behind the pictograms.

*A printmaking process, similar to copperplate engraving, in which only one nearly identical print is produced per treated plate.