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.