Anish Kapoor

India, 1954

Anish Kapoor’s sculptures combine large, curved, biomorphic and organic forms with strong geometric shapes. His early sculptures were often more simple forms, usually monochromatic and brightly colored, using powder pigment to define and permeate the object. Later, Kapoor began to explore the theme of “the void” in large-scale stone works that clearly delineate empty spaces. As a leading figure in the New British Sculpture art scene, Kapoor often alludes to dualities (earth-sky, lightness-darkness, conscious-unconscious). Today, Kapoor is best known for his explorations of positive and negative mass, specifically with highly-polished stainless steel works which reflects or distorts the viewer and surroundings, while manipulating form and space in both free-standing sculptures and large installations.

Born in 1954, in New Delhi, India, Kapoor's work is collected worldwide, notably by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Tate Modern in London; Fondazione Prada in Milan; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Guggenheim in Bilbao; the De Pont Foundation in the Netherlands; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan; and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The artist lives and works in London.

Image: Photo by Team Art in Berlin