2006. acrylic on floor and canvas. 170x2160x1440 cm. Berlin
Probably my fav contemporary artist now is Katharina Grosse. Her wok blurs the boundaries (frescoes, murals, set design, architecture and etc.). It is very large scale painting. It looks like Augmented Reality and it is very simple and painterly at the same time – finally something new! Too bad its not sustainable.
Upon watching masses of art, design and other imagery on the internets becomes apparent that the density of imagery, detail, symmetry and stylistic homogenousness is close to the threshold of saturation. Here comes the trivial question – whats next?
It would be timely to disagree with Donald Kuspit on the dawn of the digital here. I think that what is referred to as “digital” in Kuspit text was known way beyond the nineteen century and emerged with humans starting to consciously codify reality, that is, with first drawing, first spoken word. Logic that its user is aware of is a code. We dont have immediate perception of surroundings, like ants, birds and viruses. Our reality is mediated. Language and codes are ingrained in surroundings of other creatures. Humans are conscious encoding-decoding machines.