Jan-Holger Mauss, “Wild Thing Nr. 1”, 2013
Jan-Holger Mauss erases the models featured in vintage gay magazines. Meticulously he goes through an entire publication, page by page, using an ‘analog’ eraser to render these figures invisible and clear out everything but a few words or some parts of the background. This results in landscapes, interiors, and abstractions, leaving only what he wants us to see: the charm of editing, the art of two-dimensional sculpting, the merits of rubbing away.
Referring to “whole train” graffitis, Jan-Holger Mauss describes his editions as “whole books.”
54 hand-cut pages
15,5 × 22
1st edition, limited to 50 copies, signed
Laura Mars Gallery