KÖNIG EDITION is pleased to present a new edition by Katharina Grosse. The work UNTITLED is from an edition of 40 + 8 APs and transforms the characteristic features of the artist's monumental installations, which are exhibited in prominent locations around the globe, into a hybrid of a two-dimensional print and a three-dimensional object.
Katharina Grosse (b. 1961, Germany) lives and works between Berlin, Germany and New Zealand. Grosse is fascinated by how colour can affect its surroundings. In her large-scale in-situ paintings, she abandons the confines of the traditional rectangular canvas and uses floors, walls, other structures and natural materials as her support. For her, a painting “can land anywhere: on an egg, in the crook of the arm, along a train platform, in snow and ice, or on the beach”. Her tools are equally diverse: She paints with an industrial spray gun, but also applies paint with her own hands, rollers and brushes. The result of the painting process is more like a sculpture that emerges from a geographical location rather than a conventional painting.
For Grosse, contemplating the world means simultaneously doing something with it. Painting is an act that emerges from a relationship with a particular place and embraces the incidents that occur while she paints. Katharina Grosse’s multi-layered, haptic pictures are radical and provocative, making us realize that it is always possible to view reality differently.
Her recent institutional exhibitions and in situ paintings include The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then It Stopped at Carriageworks, Sydney (2018); Wunderbild at National Gallery in Prague (2018/2019); Mumbling Mud at chi K11 art museum in Shanghai (2018/2019) as well as at chi K11 art space in Guangzhou (2019), a two-person show Mural: Jackson Pollock / Katharina Grosse at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019/2020), and It Wasn’t Us at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin (2020–21).