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.