The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 30, 2014


Katharina Grosse: Two Younger Women Come in and Pull out the Table opens at Museum De Pont
Faux Rocks, 2006. Acrylic on styrofoam. Installation view at Galerìa Helga de Alvear, Madrid, ca. 320 x 700 x 440 cm. Photo: Joaquín Cortés, Courtesy of Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2013.
TILBURG.- Katharina Grosse (Frieburg, 1961) is especially known for her large, painted installations. Along with this work, she has continued to paint on canvas. The exhibition at Museum De Pont shows both facets of her oeuvre and includes, in addition to works produced on site, fifteen paintings that came about in the studio between 2002 and 2012.

A characteristic of Grosse is her use of the paint gun. With this she applies the paint, layer upon layer, in vivid and transparent streaks of color. Inherent in that stratification are two different experiences of time. There is the immediacy of the image as a whole, but there are also the traces of successive actions. Each color represents a subsequent moment in the history of the work's development. Contrasts of color help us to unravel the image.

Aside from directness, Grosse believes, it is also painting's dual nature which makes it unique. The paint's transparent 'skin', small air bubbles and congealed drips emphasize its material aspect. At the same time there is the illusion of depth and movement. On the basis of that twofold character, her painting enters into a confrontation with very diverse supports. These can range from an architectural space to the irregular surface of a large sculpture. With the balloons, the painting complies with the curves of a taut surface, which eventually loosens and becomes wrinkled. Works involving painted clothing bring her in touch with memories of an earlier life that are evoked by this.

In her recent paintings, the energy that so characterizes Grosse's art emerges with even greater force. Within the confines of the canvas, the overlapping marks made by the paint become manifest as an intensification. Through the use of templates, the colors have been channelled into sharply defined trajectories. Around these the canvas has been left blank, as terra incognita, where painting has not (yet) descended.





Today's News

February 17, 2013

Dallas Museum of Art is the exclusive U.S. venue for exhibition Chagall: Beyond Color

Exhibition focuses on Dieter Roth's prolific and innovative period of art-making from 1954 to 1972

Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse hosts works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Norman Rockwell

Expanded Saint Louis Art Museum to open its new East Building by Sir David Chipperfield in June

Exhibition presents works by artists who ripped, shot, cut, burned, and affixed objects to the canvas

France to return art from the 17th and 18th centuries stolen during World War II to Jewish heirs

PinchukArtCentre presents "Chicken", a solo exhibition of Jake & Dinos Chapman's work

Zeitgeist Films announces the US theatrical release of KOCH, a documentary by Neil Barsky.

First exhibition devoted to manipulated photography through the 1980s opens at National Gallery of Art

Princeton University Art Museum presents "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe"

Vancouver Art Gallery presents major retrospective of the work of renowned comic artist Art Spiegelman

Raqib Shaw transforms Manchester Art Gallery with flowers and plants in new exhibition

Retrospective by major African American artist William H. Johnson opens at UGA's Georgia Museum of Art

For its fourth edition, Beirut Art Fair continues to grow

Fuller Craft Museum opens exhibitions by nationally recognized jewelry artists

Japan's renewed kabuki theater lights up

Swede's Gaza children's funeral shot wins World Press Photo

Katharina Grosse: Two Younger Women Come in and Pull out the Table opens at Museum De Pont

Recent work by artists Phillip Estlund, Kirsten Kindler, and Katie Sinnott on view at ACME.

UNESCO chief 'worried' over Timbuktu heritage, pledges help

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site