Katherina Grosse

katherina grosse

I first came across Katherina Grosse in the Venice Bienalle 2015. She is a painter who uses bright, electrifying colours to create large sculptures.

She’s interested in the shifts of scale between ‘imagining big’ while being compared to the surroundings. She explores the dynamic interplay between observing the world and simply being in it.

This is exactly what I have been trying to get across, but put in a more eloquent way. I do not want my painting to be put on a wall in a white room attatched to a frame. I want it to be outside, surrounded by nature.

My paintings are meant to make people feel how small I feel when travelling, that compared to a large landscape, we’re miniscule. I feel that the only way to do that is to put my work outside so that when they look away from my painting, they still feel like the small person within the image, surrounded by a vast landscape.


Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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