Anish Kapoor

India, 1954


He moved to London to study at the Hornsey College of Art (1973-77) and the Chelsea School of Art (1977-78). A return visit to India in 1979 sparked new perspectives on the land of hist birth. These were reflected through his use of saturated pigments and striking architectural forms in bodies of work. During the 1980's and 90's Kapoor was increasingly recognized for his biomorphic sculptures and installations, made with materials as varied as stone, aluminum, and resin, that appeared to challenge gravity, depth, and percepction. In 1990 he represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale. The following year he was honoured with the Turner Prize, a prestigious award for contemporary art. Kapoor's interest in addressing site and architecture led him to create projects that were increasingly ambitious in scale and construction. In 2004 Kapoor unveiled Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millenium Park.

Source: Dan Galeria



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