Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay, India in 1954. He moved to England in 1972 and has lived and worked in London since he completed his studies at the Chelsea School of Art in 1977-1978.
Over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in London and all over the world. His solo shows have included venues such as Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid, CAPC in Bordeaux and most recently Haus der Kunst in Munich.
“In recent years, Kapoor has produced works where the conventional dichotomy between surface and depth is collapsed. Many of his recent works achieve this immateriality on an immense scale. Kapoor continues to employ a seemingly alchemical process to establish a feeling of weightlessness on a grand scale through his skilled transformation of materials” – from Cass Sculpture Foundation website
Some of you will recognise Kapoor’s work, he was commissioned to create an outdoor sculpture for permanent residence at “The Farm,” a 400ha (1,000 acre) private estate outdoor art gallery in Kaipara Bay, north of Auckland, New Zealand. Here is an image of the piece:
I love sculpture and I have always been drawn to pieces that have clean lines, or perfectly rounded edges, or a little bit quirky. I enjoy looking at the structure of Kapoor’s pieces and would love to visit The Farm one day. Here are a couple of his other pieces that stood out for me:
Above: To reflect an intimate part of the Red, 1981
Above: Untitled, 1990