|Katharina Grosse, 2014, Foto: Veit Mette, © Katharina Grosse/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2014|
|Katharina Grosse, o. T. , 2008,, Acryl auf Leinwand, 390 x 796 cm, Courtesy Johann König, Berlin / © Katharina Grosse und VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2014, Foto: Olaf Bergmann|
For MuseumKunstpalast, Düsseldorf the artist transforms one of the exhibition spaces into a rocky landscape that is trenched in vivid colours.On almost 800m2, the artist created an walk-in installation of rocks, soil, masses of fabric that is covered in colourful compositions of spray paint that allows the viewer to enter a psychedelic realm, that infatuates all senses. The second exhibition space focuses on large-scale paintings. Reaching up to 36m2 the paintings are as much of a colourexpansion as the installation next door, capturing the entire room and internalizing their surrounding. „Inside the speaker“ creates an experience that transcends all expectations of a contemporary painting exhibition. The artist invites the viewer into her world of vivid colours and composition that expand far beyond the picture frame. The all-encompassing installation does not leave much room for a distanced observation. Rather it asks for the viewers attention, exploration and orientation that seems to be lost at first instance. The exhibition and Katharina Grosse`s work in general opens up room for the much debated discourse around the position of contemporary painting on a truly sensual level that one cannot elude.
The exhibition runs until 1 February 2015.