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Katharina Grosse

Repetitions without Origin

September 11–October 23, 2021
Beverly Hills

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Installation view Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

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Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jeff McLane

Works Exhibited

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 131 ⅞ × 78 ¾ inches (335 × 200 cm)© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 131 ⅞ × 78 ¾ inches (335 × 200 cm)
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 Acrylic on canvas and wood, 137 ⅜ × 97 ⅝ × 31 ½ inches (349 × 248 × 80 cm)© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021

Acrylic on canvas and wood, 137 ⅜ × 97 ⅝ × 31 ½ inches (349 × 248 × 80 cm)
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 131 ⅞ × 78 ¾ inches (335 × 200 cm)© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 131 ⅞ × 78 ¾ inches (335 × 200 cm)
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 141 ⅜ × 84 ⅝ × 37 ⅜ inches (359 × 215 × 95 cm)© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 141 ⅜ × 84 ⅝ × 37 ⅜ inches (359 × 215 × 95 cm)
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 115 × 186 ⅝ inches (292 × 474 cm)© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 115 × 186 ⅝ inches (292 × 474 cm)
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Jens Ziehe

About

My works provide models for thinking through border spaces. . . . Consider the border between water and land—a concept of the border that is quite familiar. What does the ocean mean for me when I come from the land? What does it mean for those who come from the ocean?
—Katharina Grosse

Gagosian is pleased to present new paintings by Katharina Grosse. This is her fourth exhibition with the gallery and her first at Gagosian in Los Angeles.

Grosse has expanded the scope and potential of painting beyond the frame to approach the scale and awe of nature and architecture in relation to site. Using a spray gun, she blasts pure liquid color over canvases, objects, buildings, and entire landscapes in audacious yet nuanced explorations of gesture and physicality. While Grosse’s bold formal innovations possess an undeniable liveness and freedom, they are also grounded in keen analysis; her chosen medium of spray paint is a tool for conducted improvisation and a catalyst for surprising reactions between material, support, mind, eye, and hand.

In addition to her rigorous yet uninhibited technical approach, Grosse is keenly attuned to her working environment. Shifting between the studio and other less habitual sites, she uses one to inform the other in a constant and fertile exchange. Her most recent paintings on canvas, with their jewel tones of green, ochre, ruby, and gold, allude to nature’s subtler chromatic palette, departing from the saturated technicolor for which she is known. Despite the impressive scale of these paintings, the effects of light, shadow, and outline evoke a microscopic view or the movement of floaters across one’s field of vision.

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