Thursday, November 15, 2007

Anish Kapoor - New British Sculptor

Anish Kapoor:

Born: Mumbai
Year: 1954
Relocated: UK in 1972
Study: Hornsey College of Art
& Chelsea School of Art
Now: Renowned International Sculptor

Represented Britain: Venice Biennale 1990
Recipient Turner Prize: 1991

Known for enigmatic sculptural forms that permeate physical and psychological space. His early works were attempts at capturing pure color by applying powdered pigment to blocks or simply heaping it on the floor.



Kapoor's more recent work encompasses a broad range of shapes, styles, and sizes.

Anish Kapoor is associated with 'New British Sculpture' a catch-all term used to describe young sculptors who emerged in the late 70s & 80s who showed renewed interest in using traditional materials. Sculpture is one of the most exciting artistic mediums in the right creative hands, the possibilities are endless.

Enjoy the 'public art' of today..............

Early works of his done in 1993
Sandstone
32" x 37" x 47"



TARATANTARA - 1999



MARSYAS - 2002



BLOOD CINEMA
2004
Acrylic & Steel
77.5" x 77.5" x 20"




"CLOUD GATE"
2004
Millennium Park, Chicago
Stainless Steel
66ft x 33ft











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