Katharina Grosse’s wall paintings are large-scale, temporary, architecture or site-dependent. The works, produced within a period of three years, are scattered around half the world: in Germany, Switzerland, America, Australia, New Zealand, among others.
In museums, galleries or fair halls the artist has placed her painterly interventions with utmost precision. The issue for Katharina Grosse is the emotional effect of colour. She is convinced that the art of painting is sufficient unto itself and only wants to represent itself. Her paintings do not tell stories or subject themselves to any kind of geometric structure. For several years now Katharina Grosse has applied paint with an airbrush atomizer, making the colours appear willfully and radically free-range. During the painting process what is depicted is the speed and the rhythm of the application.