Katharina Grosse

Who, I? Whom, you?

06.06.-12.10.2014 10:00-17:00

Opening: 05.06.2014, 7 p.m.
Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow

Everything flows: painter Katharina Grosse grows floors into pictures, blurs paint over canvas landscapes, while spaces and functional objects are given sculptural clothing. Minimal shifts in perspective transform large into small. An analytical view of detail flows into metaphysical understanding of the whole. The public perceive the picture as an independent cognitive event that dynamises the colour space. Capturing it in a brutal, direct, evolutionary and physical way. Like life itself.


Grosse originally comes from painting and sees herself as a painter. Since the 1990s has expanded her three-dimensional works as powerful incursions of colour into physically experienced space. In doing so she creates situations that make colour physically palpable. In her works, boundaries exist in order to be found, accentuated and at the same time blown open. At the Kunsthaus Graz, Grosse addresses the meaning of reduced allusion and the theatrical side of colour by developing a colour space into a stage space, raising questions about the experiential nature of matter and existence and also about the aesthetic control of light and linearity.



Born in 1961 in Freiburg im Breisgau, since the 1990s Katharina Grosse has been one of the most internationally renowned artists of her generation. Alongside numerous international exhibition projects both in museum and public space, on 21.5. she was awarded the Oskar-Schlemmer-Prize, the Grand State Prize of Baden-Württemberg 2014.


The exhibition is accompanied by a portable catalogue: 
a silk work with a collage by Katharina Grosse and texts by Adam Budak and Katrin Bucher Trantow (retail price: € 280).

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