“Am I a painter, am I a sculptor? I don’t know. I am talking to the world while painting on it, or with it, or in it. There is a collision of things with the painted image. Something comes about by this collision that can’t be taken apart anymore.” – Katharina Grosse
Katharina Grosse is a renowned contemporary artist known for her innovative and bold approach to painting and installation art. Born in Germany in 1961, Grosse has made a significant impact on the art world with her large-scale, vibrant, and immersive works. She is celebrated for her use of unconventional materials and techniques, often employing spray guns to create explosive and dynamic compositions that transcend traditional boundaries of painting. Katharina Grosse‘s art blurs the lines between painting and sculpture, as she often transforms entire spaces with her colorful, abstract forms, leaving viewers immersed in a world of vivid imagination. Her work challenges preconceived notions of art and space, inviting audiences to engage with art in a multisensory and experiential way. Grosse’s large-scale installations have graced galleries, museums, and outdoor settings around the world. Some of her most important museum exhibitions include the groundbreaking display at the Venice Biennale in 2015, where Katharina Grosse‘s vibrant, site-specific installation took over the German Pavilion, and solo exhibitions at the Albertina in Vienna, Kunstmuseum Bern, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and the renowned Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in 2019, which showcased her ability to engage with both indoor and outdoor spaces.