Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse situates her monumental works either in gallery spaces or in unexpected locations; one can turn a corner on a city street and be confronted by the monumental, temporarily overwhelmed by formless colour. An unexpected encounter with an artwork momentarily gives it the upper hand. These site specific works and are often placed within an urban environment heightening their strangeness or ‘otherness’. I see the context in which a viewer first experiences an artwork as vital to his or her engagement with it; as such, I intend to play with the idea of placing my own work in unexpected contexts in an attempt to heighten the viewer’s immediate response.

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