Katharina Grosse creates installations as part of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Commuters in Philadelphia may be greeted by a surreal sight as they travel between downtown’s 30th Street Station and North Philadelphia Station. For those constantly absorbed with your phones or laptops on a commute, Katharina Grosse’s installations of bursts of colour on public property force you to look up and take notice of our surroundings for once. As part of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Grosse has splashed her creativity in different locations, painting warehouses bright orange and chain link fences and plants bright pink. Completed in May 2014, the project titled Psychylustro is described on its website as a ‘real-time landscape painting, where the ever-evolving city is the canvas and your window is the frame’. The project redefines the idea of a journey as a voyage of the imagination.
Photo Credits: Steve Weinik for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program