Katharina Grosse at the South London Gallery
Only a few days left to visit Katharina Grosse’s site-specific work presented at the South London Gallery in London. The installation will close on 2nd December.
The artist has been featured in many international solo and group exhibitions including Rockaway! for MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway!” programme (2016), Untitled Trumpet for the 56th Biennale di Venezia (2015), “Atoms Outside Eggs,” Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto (2007), Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2013) among many other critically-acclaimed shows.
Blurring the line between void and fullness, interior and exterior, and somehow death and life, Grosse’s work has been described by herself as “aggressive”. One understands why, by looking at the sharp traces of mixed colours which reflect the dynamic – almost rebellious – gesture of the artist.
Stencils are placed over areas of the blank canvas at various stages of the painting process, resulting in chromatic layers that record the artist’s views and movements. She uses the empty space of the spectacular South London Gallery to question ideas of reality and dream.
To accompany the painted room, Grosse has selected two documentary films to be screened in the first floor galleries, intended to frame her creative practice and research interests: Women Artists (2016) by Claudia Müller and The Gleaners and I (2000), by Agnès Varda.