Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Born in Bombay, he has lived and worked in London since the early 1970's. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in numerous private and public collections, including the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Reina Sofia in Madrid and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Kapoor sees his work as being engaged with deep-rooted metaphysical polarities; presence and absence, being and non-being, place and non-place and the solid and the intangible. Throughout Kapoor's sculptures his fascination with darkness and light is apparent; in the way the translucent quality of the resin works, in the absorbent nature of the pigment, through the radiant glow of alabaster and in the fluid reflections of stainless steel and water. Through this interplay between form and light, Kapoor aspires to evoke sublime experiences, which address primal physical and psychological states.
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