1. Katharina Grosse
Katharina Grosse lives in a colour-saturated world. She’s known for using reams of fabric and industrial spray guns in lieu of brushes to create vibrant, site-specific installations that challenge the limits of painting, but also of space—think abandoned buildings and public gardens, seashores and industrial environments, all transformed into vibrant, temporary and tactile universes.
In January, Grosse will unveil a sprawling piece at the Carriageworks arts centre as part of the annual Sydney Festival, immersing audiences within a canvas that could only be described as epic. This is Grosse at her best: 8,250 square metres of suspended fabric running through Carriageworks’ cavernous hallways, upon which the artist will spray-paint a spiralling palette of colours to dizzying effect.
Grosse’s installation, The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then It Stopped, will be unveiled at Carriageworks on January 6 and remain on show until April 8.