First Roman solo exhibition of the German artist born in ’61 – active between Berlin and New Zealand – coinciding with her major site-specific project It Wasn’t Us, currently on view at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
The exhibition collecting her new works is named after Leibniz’s theory of the “Separatrix”, a term indicating an intermediate structure between two contradicting elements, composed in equal parts of order and anarchy. Katharina Grosse’s entire poetics are based on the alternation of order and chaos that arises from the visual thresholds. Her approach is scientific as well as painterly: she analyzes the material properties of paint, water, and canvas in advance, using their alchemical interactions to effect specific visual occurrences.
The paintings and works on paper exhibited at the Gagosian gallery are part of a body of work begun in New Zealand imbuing the medium of watercolor with the directness and immediacy of her spray paintings. Thanks to the wet-on-wet technique, the addition of dilute acrylics using a brush and the physical movement of the canvas, which produces multidirectional drips and currents of color, the pigments swim and intermingle across the surface, leaving behind iridescent pools and creating ever new formal and tonal solutions.
Dal 31 ottobre al 12 dicembre 2020 - prorogata al 7 gennaio 2021
dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 11.00 alle 18.00
sabato 31 ottobre dalle 12.00 alle 20.00