Anish Kapoor – biography
Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay, 12 March 1954. Today it is one of Britain’s best-known sculptors and architects in the international scene. Anish Kapoor uses materials such as granite, limestone, marble, wood and plaster to create objects with enigmatic forms, geometric or biomorphic, covered with colored pigments, a clear reference to the imaginary Indian color.
Born to an Indian father and a Jewish mother – Iraq, after studying two years in Israel in a school electronics, he moves to England to enroll in art school. Falls in love with bachelor machines of Marcel Duchamp and knows the one who will become his teacher, Paul Neagu. Creates a series of installations designed to investigate the main themes in his artistic career: the androgynous or masculine-feminine dichotomy, sexuality, ritual with the wider use of a sculptural medium in tune with some research the years sixty.
In 1979 rediscovers his being Indian visiting his country of origin by becoming aware of a kind of extraterritoriality on the verge of two cultures, the culture of East and West. Kapoor returns to England and created the series of the 1000 Names, unstable sculptural objects. In 1980, at the offices of Patrice Alexandre in Paris, he exhibited his first exhibition. The following year the Coracle Press in London gets her first solo exhibition. It was established a strong friendship with the owner of the Lisson Gallery in London, Nicholas Longsdail.
The colors are mostly warm and with a brightness almost own. A light that always coexists with darkness and that often turns into mirrored surfaces that reflect or absorb light and the reality around. Kapoor for the red color has the meaning of passion, of the setting sun, the snow after the bloody battle, but most of the interior of our body. The color blue, or rather Prussian blue has a meaning similar to that which had to Yves Klein.
The skin is for Kapoor’s time of tension and action work, the place where we feel the change. The works are configuration objects, become better places or gardens, invade the space of the room and absorb it until it becomes part of the work itself. They have titles that suggest Hindu mythological images, but the impact of the work always brings us back to a size physically perceptive, where the only means of knowledge are our senses and our body.
A famous artist, dedicated commitment and devotion in what he believes. And what creates.