Photographer Katrin Paul — friend of PauseTalk — will have a new solo show starting this Thursday (April 12) at Youkobo Art Space. “100 100 100 0 or 0 0 0 100 and the Devils Grandmother” will run until April 22, with an opening talk this Saturday (April 14) from 17:00 to 18:00, followed by the official opening.
Black is the new theme of Katrin Paul. Her large-sized photographs, in which she is concerned with the presence of light in almost absolute blackness, indicates a change of direction within Katrin Paulâ€™s artwork. Previously explored themes, the human being and the human portrait, have been temporarily set aside to pursue this new field of questioning.
The 5 black photographs presented seem to absorb the viewer and hold their gaze. A peculiar sense of fascination arises from this lightless black. But, as lightless as these photographs seem at first glance, after contemplation form becomes perceptible. This transition is the moment in which the light becomes visible.
At the same time as the black photographs Katrin Paul developed for the first time paper works (ink-books), in which absolute blackness, desire, penetration, light and time are her subject in question.
This work, to be viewed playfully like an oversized flipbook, exudes a profound self-contained charm.