Gagosian’s Rome outpost is proud to present the latest exhibition by Berlin-based artist Katherina Grosse. The selection of new paintings, titled Separatrix, aims to explore order and chaos with a scientific, yet painterly approach.
“Grosse embraces the events that occur as she paints, opening up surfaces and spaces to chance. In massive in situ paintings—where she uses a spray gun to propel unmixed color over objects, rooms, buildings, and even entire landscapes—and autonomous works on canvas, paper, and sculptural supports, she stylizes gesture as a spontaneous mark of personal agency,” said Gagosian in a statement.
The German artist’s starts by creating a composition on a horizontal canvas by using a wet-on-wet method involving vibrant pigments, allowing them to merge across the plane and leave iridescent, abstract forms and shapes. She applies dilute acrylics and then tilts the canvas to create multidirectional drips to create a secondary gesture.
“Taking a cue from Leibniz’s theory of the ‘separatrix,’ Grosse revels in the alternating moments of order and chaos that arise from visual thresholds—moments of collision and diffusion in medium, material, and hue.”
Take a look at the exhibition below and visit Gagosian’s website to learn more. The show is on view until December 12.