In line with the artist’s penchant for in-situ painting, the exhibition centres around one monumental work of oceanic magnitude that responds directly to the lofty, luminous gallery space. Painted on loose cloth that is dynamically draped on the walls and spills to the floor, the effect is a sensory feast. In Gagosian's adjoining galleries hang eleven further technicolour canvases. Unlike the main exhibit, these canvases are framed, and displayed with plenty of room to breathe.
Across the exhibition the artist uses her characteristic stencils to contrast blazing mists of visceral colour with negative space, creating a hallucinatory vision. As Grosse has commented on her work: ‘There is no boundary between reality and imagination. To imagine is to realise’.
Gagosian is one of the best art galleries London plays host to now, and this is one free exhibition not to be missed. Make sure you visit Gagosian Britannia Street before your Instagram feed is truly saturated with Grosse’s Kaleidoscopic genius.
|What||Art Galleries London: Katharina Grosse: Prototypes of Imagination, Gagosian Britannia St|
|Where||Gagosian Britannia Street, 6-24 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
16 May 18 – 27 Jul 18, Closed on Mondays and Sundays
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