28 Sep 2009
ANISH KAPOOR at the Royal Academy of the Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts presents a major solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed artist and 1991 Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor.
Kapoor is regarded as one of the most influential and pioneering sculptors of his generation and is celebrated for works which enter into a profound spiritual engagement with the viewer such as the early pigment sculptures;
1000 Names (1979-80), Marsyas (2002) part of the Unilever Series at the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, and Sky Mirror, installed at the Rockefeller Centre, New York in 2006.
Born in Bombay, Anish lives and has worked in London since the 1970s. Kapoor's pieces are frequently simple, curved forms, usually monochromatic and brightly coloured. Most often, the intention is to engage the viewer, evoking mystery through the works' dark cavities, awe through their size and simple beauty, tactility through their inviting surfaces and fascination through their reflective facades.
The exhibitions runs from 26 September to 11th December at the Royal Academy of the Arts.