Katharina Grosse

German, b. 1961

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Katharina Grosse

German, b. 1961

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Katharina Grosse’s large and colorful installations explore how abstract painting functions in a three-dimensional field. The installations take her work on canvas out of the studio into a larger context in which she can isolate certain specific concerns. “They’re about expanding small experience,” she says. “By making something small really large, you slow the information and time down, like slow motion.” Grosse believes that incorporating painting with its immediate environment forms a total system of light and color that painting in two dimensions neglects. For her recent installation at MASS MoCA, One Floor Up More Highly (2010), she transformed a massive interior space into an almost Martian landscape, filled with jagged blocks of styrofoam and piles of soil and gravel painted in psychedelic hues.

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Hammer Museum, and 3 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Katharina Grosse’s large and colorful installations explore how abstract painting functions in a three-dimensional field. The installations take her work on canvas out of the studio into a larger context in which she can isolate certain specific concerns. “They’re about expanding small experience,” she says. “By making something small really large, you slow the information and time down, like slow motion.” Grosse believes that incorporating painting with its immediate environment forms a total system of light and color that painting in two dimensions neglects. For her recent installation at MASS MoCA, One Floor Up More Highly (2010), she transformed a massive interior space into an almost Martian landscape, filled with jagged blocks of styrofoam and piles of soil and gravel painted in psychedelic hues.

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Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 3 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
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