Showroom

Katharina Grosse

Location: chi K11 art space - Zone C
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Katharina Grosse is known for her use of the spray gun as her primary painting tool to create vast site-related paintings. She has passed strongly coloured swaths of paint across the walls of exhibition rooms, her own bed, a public billboard, an entire house and its surroundings, and different kinds of arranged objects such as piles of soil and tree trunks. Using the spray gun, she has been able to liberate the application of paint from its immediate connection to both the painter’s body and any predetermined surface. With colour she traverses the established borders of objects and architectural settings and creates a dissensual order of reality. Ultimately, Grosse’s painting practice not only reworks the divisions that cut across the visible world and are responsible for its familiar shape, but also the fundamental division between the visible and the invisible. Disregarding established functions, attributions, and hierarchies, her works function as prototypes that prefigure options to organise our lives in novel ways.

Showroom is a luxurious living room that has been painted over by Grosse. Amidst the exclusive design furniture, the visitor may feel reconnected to the shopping mall in which the exhibition spaces are located. The unresolved clash between the world of painting and the world of lifestyle objects poses urgent questions about the position of art in everyday life.

Katharina Grosse is known for her use of the spray gun as her primary painting tool to create large-scale paintings. She paints across the walls of exhibition rooms, her own bed, a public billboard, an entire house, piles of soil and even tree trunks! Using the spray gun, painting is not limited to painter’s body and any surface. She pushes the boundaries of the visible world and objects that we familiar with.

Showroom is a luxurious living room that has been painted over by Grosse. Amidst the exclusive multicolored design furniture, we feel reconnected to our daily life and the art world.

Katharina Grosse

Born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1961, world-class Germen contemporary artist Katharina Grosse studied at Kunstakademie Münster and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she held a professorship from 2010 to 2018. Katharina Grosse currently lives and works in Berlin.

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Location: chi K11 art space - Zone C