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Anish Kapoor | the artist



The artist Anish Kapoor
Born 1954, Bombay, India.
Lives and works in London, .

Style and technique of the artist: Postminimalism, Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Turner Prize, Praemium Imperiale Award,

What happens, having made this object, if I put it next to another object? How does that change its reason for being in the world, its effect on the body? One of the phenomena that I’ve worked with over many years is darkness. Darkness is an idea that we all know about, in a way an idea about the absence of light. Very simple. What interests me however is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that’s akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror. A work will only have that deep resonance that I try to indicate is there if the kind of darkness that I can generate, let’s say in a block of stone with a cavity in it that’s very dark, if the resonance that’s in that stone is something that is resident in you already. That’s to say that you are completing that circle, but perhaps without knowingly you’re completing that circle. It’s not a verbal connection, but a bodily one. That’s why sculpture occupies the same space as your body.


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Works in th Tate collection

Past, Present, Future.

Artist´s website

A critical review of Kapoor’s work

Hysterically sublime. Tactical and dreamlike.