May 23, 2017 - June 12, 2018

Katharina Grosse

Deutscher Wald (German Forest)

Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

From 13 June 2017 these Romantic and early Realist paintings will be joined by a contemporary work by Katharina Grosse consisting of a painted tree root and two aluminium elements, thus illustrating continuity and change in the treatment of this subject and acting as a kind of corrective. This is the first time that a work by Grosse, who combines an abstract, dynamic and multidimensional form of painting with real objects, is being presented in Dresden. The complex three-dimensional form is both relativised and accentuated by the painting. In this process, the colour is optically detached from its support and becomes an event in its own right.

Photo: © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 / Photo: Olaf Bergmann

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