Berlin-based conceptual artist Katharina Grosse’s first exhibition in Istanbul, entitled Can You Spell Mixing, exhibited at Dirimart, will showcase her selected paintings for the Istanbul audience. Grosse’s medium is painting and installations with which she manipulates light and shadows to produce abstruse visual interpretations that have carried the art form to a new level. Using such ingredients as mud, randomly gathered objects, plastics, and industrial grade paint guns among others, Grosse’s work takes on a dilapidated facade that is then surrounded by a sheen and vibrancy that sometimes includes painting the windows, walls, and ceiling of the actual gallery. The artist is always interested in the unconventional, both in the materials used and the end product, finding inspiration in the ocean licked surface of a surfboard as well as the immediacy of graffiti.
When: 22 June- 3 September
How much: Free