‘The painting process is a curious coincidence of thinking and acting. Let’s say you start out with one paradigm and while doing the first steps in the painting exactly that paradigm gets extinguished by the newly materialized situation. That triggers of another set of paradigms that will be dropped as a consequence of the work process, and so on and on. It is the continuous flux of visual intelligence constituting reality in every moment. Aggression is the energy that enables you to bear the loss of what has to go. It feeds and sustains that process’
(K. Grosse, quoted in D. Ebony, ‘Artist Katharina Grosse’, in Art in America, http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/newsfeatures/interviews/katharina-grosse/ [accessed 10 September 2015]).