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April 17, 2011

Katharina Grosse

screen capture from Katharina Grosse's website

I was going to write about German artist Katharina Grosse's huge dazzling works of bright vibrant color created via her tool of choice... the industrial paint sprayer.

But then I visited her website, www.katharinagrosse.com. At first I was a bit annoyed at the interface, but after a few minutes I've come to really like it. No display of her art whatsoever on the home page, just an endless procession of lowercase text that are all hyperlinks. You are forced to click and explore. Which you are happy to do, since each link brings up another technicolor(*) work. Now I'm starting to wonder why don't more artists do their websites like this?

If you really just want to see a bunch of her pieces at once, use this Google image search.

If you want to see her work in person, road-trip your ass to MASS MoCA in north western Massachusetts where she has an installation on exhibit through the end of October, 2011.

(*)Yes, I know that Technicolor is the trademarked term for several types of color motion picture processes. But I was having trouble coming up with other adjectives for really bright vibrant colors.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at April 17, 2011 07:53 AM