The Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by celebrated German artist Katharina Grosse. Grosse’s exhibition at the gallery will precede her first major US solo exhibition at MASS MoCA, which opens December 22, 2010.
Employing an audacious palette and an unconventional painting style, Grosse is perhaps best known for her site-specific works that organically expand over architectural spaces and enable her to create larger than life paintings. In this process, she explores the concept of transformation and the experience of memory. With each color indicating a multitude of layers, Grosse “emphasizes color over brush-work, (and) movement over stasis…”
In these new paintings, Grosse explores not only the positive or painterly surface, but the negative or blank spaces that may lie between the layers of paint. By dichotomizing forms, Grosse departs from the confines of the picture plane and explores the schisms that lay between. Through this fluidity of form, Grosse articulates the movement of time and space.
Katharina Grosse was born in Freiburg, Germany. She currently lives and works in Berlin. She has exhibited at institutions worldwide including: the Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen; Neues Museum Nurnberg, Berlin; Temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin; De Appel Centre for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Magasin 3, Stockholm; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Her work was included in the Bienal de São Paulo, and Prospect 1, New Orleans. Grosse was recently included in If not in this period of time – Contemporary German Painting at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil.