Colorful Installation Transforms Warehouse Into a Psychedelic Painting

Kaleidoscope Installation by Katharina Grosse

Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse is renowned for transforming industrial gallery spaces, architecture, and landscapes into otherworldly environments that burst with vibrant color. Rendered in spray-painted fabric, the artist’s latest installation titled The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped transforms Sydney’s contemporary art center—a giant warehouse called Carriageworks—into a magnificent, immersive kaleidoscope painting.

Commissioned by Sydney Festival 2018, Grosse filled the warehouse with nearly 90,000 square feet (8,000 square meters) of white fabric suspended from the ceiling. The epic canvas, full of drapes and folds, was then painted by Grosse using a spray gun. The result is a psychedelic world of swirling colors that disguises the harsh industrial building. “I was fascinated by the thought of folding space,” explains Grosse. “I was interested in taking this vast surface and shrinking it by folding or, actually, hiding the entirety of what’s there. I understand a painting as something that, as we view it, travels through us and realigns our connections with the world.”

If you’re in Australia, Grosse’s work is on view through April 8, 2018 as part of Sydney Festival 2018. You can also see more of the artist’s colorful installations on her website.

Katharina Grosse’s latest installation transformed Sydney’s contemporary art center into a magnificent kaleidoscope painting.

Kaleidoscope Installation by Katharina Grosse

Kaleidoscope Installation by Katharina Grosse

The immersive space was filled with nearly 90,000 square feet of white fabric suspended from the ceiling, and painted with spray gun in vibrant colors.

Kaleidoscope Installation by Katharina Grosse

Kaleidoscope Installation by Katharina Grosse

Kaleidoscope Installation by Katharina Grosse

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All images via Katharina Grosse.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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