Anish Kapoor

Born in Mumbai, 1954

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Perhaps most famous for public sculptures that are both adventures in form and feats of engineering, he manoeuvres between vastly different scales, across numerous series of work.
Immense PVC skins, stretched or deflated; concave or convex mirrors whose reflections attract and swallow the viewer; recesses carved in stone and pigmented so as to disappear: these voids and protrusions summon up deep-felt metaphysical polarities of presence and absence, concealment and revelation. Forms turn themselves inside out, womb-like, and materials are not painted but impregnated with colour, as if to negate the idea of an outer surface, inviting the viewer to the inner reaches of the imagination.
Kapoor’s geometric forms from the early 1980s, for example, rise up from the floor and appear to be made of pure pigment, while the viscous, blood-red wax sculptures from the last ten years – kinetic and self-generating – ravage their own surfaces and explode the quiet of the gallery environment. There are resonances with mythologies of the ancient world – Indian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman – and with modern times, where 20th century events loom large.

Anish Kapoor
During the 59th Venice International Art Biennale, Anish Kapoor is the first British artist hosted by Gallerie dell’Accademia.
20 Apr 2022 - 09 Oct 2022
Gallerie dell’Accademia
Anish Kapoor
A new body of works on view at Lisson Gallery in London
14 Sep 2021 - 30 Oct 2021
Lisson Gallery, 27 Bell Street
Art Spaces
Palazzo Manfrin – Anish Kapoor Foundation
Foundations in Venice
Lisson Gallery, 22 Cork Street
Galleries in London
Gagosian Geneva
Galleries in Geneva
Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
Lisson Gallery, 27 Bell Street
Galleries in London
Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street
Galleries in London
Galleria Continua
Galleries in Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra
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