Katharina Grosse’s painting maintains a position outside the categories of representation and abstraction: it operates both in reality and on reality. To this end, it employs a directed haze of tiny droplets of paint so as to leave traces of paint and color even over a distance and move with ease across the borders of things. Grosse has stated that painting can precipitate everywhere and anywhere (in the real world) – on any surface and any object that sprayed paint can reach. Thus, places on which painting can be seen function as surfaces for deposits of color that can also show up elsewhere: every work realized is a fragment. As fragments, the individual paintings establish a connection with a yet more expansive painting that would potentially dissolve all the conventional subdivisions of the real world. This painting cannot itself be seen, known, or described – but it is the source from which the color precipitation derives its being.