About the Talk
Katharina Grosse has pushed the limits of painting to expand the traditional notion of the canvas in both form and content. Using a large nozzle spray paint gun, cranes, and scissor lifts, she has transformed building facades, urban landscapes, and domestic spaces with abstract and illusionistic layers of color and texture. From city center commissions to architectural interventions, her energetic large-scale public installations have focused on the artist’s desire to lend a sense of volume to paint, transforming each site into a vivid experience of color and depth for passersby and visitors alike. Grosse’s monumental New York debut, entitled Just Two of Us, is on view at Metrotech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn until September 2014.