Katharina Grosse: Spectrum without Traces

Katharina Grosse: Spectrum without Traces

March 17 - April 30, 2023

Katharina Grosse is one of the most important painters of the present day. For "Spectrum without Traces" she has limited her palette to six colors and sprayed them unmixed on canvases.

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    German artist Katharina Grosse stands in front of her work "Untitled, 2021".
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    Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2022
Katharina Grosse is known for her bold, tactile paintings and intense colors. Since the late 1990s, the artist has used a spray painting technique to challenge, redefine, and subvert traditional notions of painting. Her kaleidoscopic imagery spills over into the physical world and extends across walls, floors, ceilings, everyday objects, and sculptural structures.

"Spectrum without Traces": Colors in Constant Flux

Through her radical inclusion of space as a field of action, the artist achieves a paradoxical clash of the expanse of color with our material existence. The color, which traces the artist's thought process or gaze, thus develops an independent vitality. Parallel to her in situ works, Grosse continues to work on her studio paintings, the most recent development of which is embodied in the new group of works.

About Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse was born in 1961 in Freiburg. She completed her studies at the art academy in Münster. In 1999, Grosse received the First Prize of the German Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken and, in 2003, the Fred Thieler Prize of the Berlinische Galerie. This was followed by the Oskar Schlemmer Prize in 2014 and the Otto Ritschl Art Prize in 2015. Katharina Grosse lives and works in Berlin.

At a Glance

Katharina Grosse: Spectrum without Traces
Galerie Max Hetzler
17 March 2023
30 April 2023
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission Fee

Galerie Max Hetzler

Potsdamer Straße 77-87
10785 Berlin

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Source: Galerie Max Hetzler/Berlin.de

| Last edited: 16 March 2023