Work

  • Ohne Titel, 2018 • acrylic on canvas, 240 x 157 cm
    Ohne Titel, 2018 • acrylic on canvas, 240 x 157 cm
  • Ohne Titel, 2001 • acrylic on aluminium, 76 x 56 cm
    Ohne Titel, 2001 • acrylic on aluminium, 76 x 56 cm
  • Ohne Titel, 1999 • oil and acrylic on canvas, 270 x 200 cm
    Ohne Titel, 1999 • oil and acrylic on canvas, 270 x 200 cm
  • Unpainting, 2017 • Installation view at the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (AUS)
    Unpainting, 2017 • Installation view at the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (AUS)
  • Katharina Grosse, 2016 • Installation view for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! series, New York, USA
    Katharina Grosse, 2016 • Installation view for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! series, New York, USA

News

Katharina Grosse x Gotthard Graubner

Summit meeting between two great painters: Works by the internationally acclaimed painter Katharina Grosse (*1961) are juxtaposed with the famous “bodies of colour space” by Gotthard Graubner (1930-2013). Two abstract artists from two generations, each adopting a very different artistic approach, being interlinked with each other due to the years both spent at the Düsseldorf Academy of the Arts during the 1980s and the belief in the existential power of colour. The outcome is an exhibition of “attracting opposites” and an intense dialogue of colour painting.

Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse

Stretching nearly twenty feet wide by eight feet high, Mural (1943) is the largest painting Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) ever made, and it proved a breakthrough for the artist. Across the painting’s dense and vibrant surface, Pollock’s bold brushstrokes appear to dance rhythmically. Today, Mural is recognized as one of the pivotal achievements of Pollock’s career, the moment when he left figuration behind, expanded the scale of his work, and started to develop his signature drip technique. “I took one look at it,” the critic Clement Greenberg later said, “and I knew Jackson was the greatest painter this country had produced.”

At the MFA, Mural is presented alongside a newly commissioned work by German painter Katharina Grosse (b. 1961). Known for her large-scale site-related installations, Grosse is one of the most important painters of her generation. Since the late 1990s, she has used an industrial paint-sprayer to apply prismatic swaths of color to a variety of surfaces, eroding the distinction between two and three dimensions to create immersive visual experiences.

The unprecedented pairing of Pollock and Grosse’s work demonstrates how the artists have each transformed painting through their innovative techniques and approaches to color on a massive scale.

Gallery Exhibitions

Group Show (Adieu Gessnerallee!)