Heart and Hair
Inkjet print on modal twill fabric
140 x 200 cm
Edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist on certificate
about Katharina Grosse
Katharina Grosse is widely known for her in situ paintings, in which explosive color is sprayed directly onto architecture, interiors, and landscapes. She embraces the events and incidents that arise as she works, opening up surfaces and spaces to the countless perceptual possibilities of the medium. Approaching painting as an experience in immersive subjectivity, she uses a spray gun, distancing the artistic act from the hand, and stylizing gesture as a propulsive mark.
For Grosse, there are no distinctions between painting, sculpture, and architecture. In addition to painting on canvases and over found materials like buildings and trees she also creates large polyurethane, Styrofoam, and cast-metal sculptures that act as abstract armatures for her paintings. In her most recent site-responsive paintings, Grosse has incorporated lengths of painted fabric, draped from the ceiling and spilling onto the floor, thus adding even more dimensionality to her immersive paintings.