Gagosian Artist Spotlight

Katharina Grosse



A painting is simply a screen between the producer and the spectator where both can look at the thought processes residing on the screen from different angles and points in time. It enables me to look at the residue of my thinking.

Gagosian Artist Spotlight

One Artist, One Work, One Week




Widely known for her in situ paintings, in which explosive color is sprayed directly onto architecture, interiors, and landscapes, Katharina Grosse embraces the events and incidents that arise as she works, opening up surfaces and spaces to the countless perceptual possibilities of the medium. Approaching painting as an experience in immersive subjectivity, she uses a spray gun, distancing the artistic act from the hand, and stylizing gesture as a propulsive mark.


For Artist Spotlight, Katharina Grosse features a recent work from the artist’s studio, to be discovered on gagosian.com


About Gagosian Artist Spotlight


As arts institutions worldwide temporarily close their doors to support efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, exhibitions everywhere are being canceled, postponed, or curtailed. For artists who have invested time, energy, and resources preparing shows now directly affected by the health crisis, Gagosian is launching Artist Spotlighta new, multifaceted program that invites individual artists to use the gallery’s online channels as an open platform, to present their work to the world and continue generating support for their studios.


Each week, Gagosian will be unveiling a rich weave of editorial features every Wednesday—including videos, interviews, essays, artists’ playlists, and more—providing insights into artistic practice and process, inspirations and influences. Each Friday at 6am edt, the gallery will present a single artwork exclusively online page, making it available with pricing information for forty-eight hours only.


Portrait: Katharina Grosse. Mitro Hood, The Baltimore Museum of Art. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
Oeuvre: Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017. Acrylique sur toile, 240 x 388 cm © Katharina Grosse, Courtesy Gagosian
Video: Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1–June 28, 2020; artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; video: Pushpin Films; interview: Jona Lueddeckens. Courtesy Gagosian

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