Anish Kapoor: My name is red

Anish Kapoor: My name is redAnish Kapoor: My name is red

Anish Kapoor, an Indian sculptor born in 1954, is one of the leading representatives of the new British sculpture. He currently lives and works in the UK.

Kapoor went to England at a young age. He studied at Hornsey College of Art in London from 1973 to 1977. He then spent a year in India. Then in 1980 he held his first solo exhibition in Paris.

Kapoor initially made his sculptures from relatively lightweight materials such as wood and plaster: simple organic or geometric forms covered with brightly colored pollen (blue, yellow, red). His works are closely related to Hindu mythology, symbols and art.

At the Edge of the World / 1998

In the late 1980s, he changed the way he worked. As a result of the "edge of the world", he created a hole in a huge piece of rock and covered the space inside it with a dark color. The edge of the hole is quite clear, but its depth is unimaginable. He thus established a dialogue between the stone and the empty space within it. Since the mid-1990s, other methods and materials have been used to create such effects in the environment.

Kapoor has always used color in his sculptures as a symbolic element and creative contrasts (inside and outside / positive, negative / invisible and visible / material and spiritual).

Prepared and arranged by: Narges Sahib Ekhtiari