colorful mountains of spray-painted soil by katharina grosse
colorful mountains of spray-painted soil by katharina grosse colorful mountains of spray-painted soil by katharina grosse
aug 04, 2013

colorful mountains of spray-painted soil by katharina grosse

colorful mountains of spray-painted soil by katharina grosse
images courtesy of nasher sculpture center / katharina grosse





katharina grosse: wunderblock
nasher sculpture center, dallas, texas
on now through september 1, 2013



huge mounds of colorful dirt cover the floor and spill out of the space in katharina grosse‘s new installation ‘wunderblock’. the immersive painted environment is filled from wall to wall with spray painted soil, that visitors are encouraged to walk through and interact with. grosse, who is best known for her intensely vibrant installations that tarp entire surfaces of gallery spaces, doesn’t limit her painting to the traditional proportions of  a canvas —  she uses a spray paint gun to establish her work within interior walls and floors or on building exteriors. ‘wunderblock’ is made up of two parts: the inside exhibition space, a enveloping chroma-filled installation, and two large ‘color-objects’ — colossal, dramatic forms made of glass-fiber reinforced plastic which are placed in the garden under trees.

the immersive installation fills up the entire room

spray paint drips down the gallery walls while mounds of soil sit in the space

spray painted walls and colored soil floors

grosse’s color object near the garden of the nasher sculpture center

one of katharina grosse’s color objects in the garden at the nasher sculpture center


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