Johann König, Berlin presents Katharina Grosse’s second solo exhibition, so turning the focus to a hitherto relatively unknown but important medium in the artist’s oeuvre.
Whilst Grosse’s painting finds expression above all on walls, on the facades of buildings, in living spaces, on earth, materials, balloons, polystyrene objects and canvases, she here chooses paper as the playing field for her painting. The paper is folded, rolled up, covered over. The push-pins with which templates are affixed to the painting plane perforate the surfaces of the paper. The medium allows Grosse to use paintbrush, templates and airbrush, but also to apply paint with her fingers. This too is new – artistic expression with and without physical touch.