The Colourful, Consuming Art of Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse’s art is huge, colourful, consuming, and just entrancing.  The German-born artist who deals primarily with bright, sprayed-on acrylics creates large-scale, often room sized, landscape-esque environments of colour. Grosse’s focus is the overwhelming dynamic between being so small in such a big world, and how we can choose to just be part of it or to observe it.…

Feet of Steel

Back near Tarragona with a lumpen pack and feet wrapped in sturdy boots, I realised I had been looking for La Pobla and had taken a wrong turn at the junction with the twenty-four hour garage. Left, along the bend, ’round the ringroad and when I sat down I realised I was still in Spain,…

Berlin Istanbul Quartier: Headquarters for Art Migration

Founded in Berlin in 2014, the virtual gallery BIQ is now opening it’s physical headquarters for contemporary art showcasing projects that move between nations. What started as a simple transnational artists’ platform eventually developed into a virtual gallery with actual exhibitions which migrate through various galleries between Berlin and Istanbul, two cities with art scenes that…

Back to School

Inarguably, one of the most influential causes behind the development of many upheavals in modern art was the Bauhaus art school. Founded and directed by Walter Gropius in Germany on April 1, 1919, Staatliches Bauhaus sought to reform art education, and in doing so, to create an entirely new type of society. The Industrial Revolution played…