Acrylic on canvas, 300 × 200 cm
Katharina Grosse makes all her painterly decisions while painting there and then in the studio. In the course of the painting process, her intentions change in interaction with the given situation, the painterly background that has been created, and the light. The work emerges from the flow and as a reaction to the total sum of impressions. The artist does not restrict the painting’s movement to individual canvases, but permits it to flow beyond the boundaries of the pictorial space and across other paintings. All the more so when she sprays the paint employing high pressure and an extension rod. A single painting is therefore always also a section of a larger painting process. The internal structures are to be understood in the same way. They have been masked to enable earlier states of the painting to remain visible. By fitting seamlessly into one another, however, they reveal a different understanding of time than any chronological sequence of events. They open up a space of possibility in which things occur synchronously rather than logically following one another.
- Spray gun