Author: Catherine Craft; Foreword by Jeremy Strick
© 2013 Nasher Sculpture Center
9” x 9” x ¼”
40 color illustrations
Cover: 2-color printed matte textured paper
Over the past two decades, Katharina Grosse has become known for large wall paintings made in architectural spaces. Working with a spray gun, she animates walls, ceilings, and floors with a mélange of vivid colors ranging from the vibrant to the acrid. Since 2004, these immersive paintings have often included objects, such as clothes, soil, pieces of furniture, balloons, her own painted canvases, and, more recently, sculpted objects made from cut and laminated styrofoam. Taking inspiration from frescoes, plein-air painting, Abstract Expressionism, and urban graffiti, Grosse explores how painting can appear in space—in the realm of sculpture and architecture—by giving color monumental and palpable form.
The catalogue essay by Nasher Associate Curator, Catherine Craft, provides a detailed background on Grosse’s career. Replete with color illustrations of past installations and exhibitions, this intimate publication is a generous record of the artist’s career and provides the viewer a sense of how Grosse’s work expands the practice of painting to enter the realm of architectu