Recognized for her large painted canvasses and bright acrylic colors sprayed onto both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and floors, German artist Katharina Grosse will be showing her new exhibit, ‘Two Younger Women Come In and Pull Out a Table’ at the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in Tilburg, Netherlands from 16th February to 9th June 2013.
Grosse utilizes a spray gun and the spray can to investigate the intersection between gallery and street art, performance and installation, graffiti and abstract expressionism, putting the viewer in the centre of the work. Canvasses, strips of paper, walls and ceilings, as well as organic materials and objects assist in expressing herself.
While at work, the artist is dressed up like a scientist covered from head to foot, protected with a mask, gloves and earplugs. Her technique is unlike the traditional style of painting with a palette, brushes, and lots of colors, but takes into consideration everything related to painting – light, color, composition, texture and painterly treatment.
“Katharina Grosse’s vibrant & impressive works bring painting back to its essence: the applying of pure color onto a surface. By repainting, removing and relocating parts, the dynamism of the working process is revealed. The complex works possess a large degree of drama Sometimes they are light and airy, but more often they are dark and destructive. There is always more to discover: Grosse’s unorthodox work deserves to be viewed meticulously. The detail demands just as much attention as the whole that obtains a three-dimensional dimension. Her paintings run effortlessly from wall to ceiling or floor, bending round corners of adjacent surfaces. You are literally standing in the middle of a painting.”
Duration: 16th February to 9th June 2013
Location: De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Wilhelminapark 1, 5041 EA, Tilburg, Netherlands