Katharina Grosse (b. 1961, Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany) lives and works in Germany as an artist and professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she studied. She has contributed to expand the boundaries of contemporary painting and today her large-scale installations are recognized as pioneer works. With strong colors that spill out across the environments, she invites the visitor to be surrounded by atmospheres, instead of standing next to them as a viewer. Grosse bases her interventions in an attentive observation of the context where they will be implemented, and takes into account questions such as the activation of spaces and the perceptual relations between the artwork and its audiences. Her work conveys an invitation to intensify our perception, to enhance the awareness of the environment we are in and to activate the visionary potential of our imagination.
Grosse is represented in the collections of Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York or Magasin III in Stockholm, among others. In Sweden, she is also known for her artistic intervention in the station building in Vara.