Polymer gravure type etching on paper
33 x 40 cm
11,81 x 15,74 in
3.500 GBP (plus tax, if applicable)
From the late 1980s, Kapoor has worked with printmaking, using the etching technique as another method for experimenting with colour and a long-held focus of his work, the void. The etching process is often a long one and involves many trips to the studio; the finished etching often recalls cosmic forms, natural phenomena or cellular structures. Organic and nebulous forms arise from the presence of deep colour which has an absorptive capacity.
Anish Kapoor is considered one of the most influential sculptors working today. He was born in Mumbai in 1954 and lives and works in London. He studied at Hornsey College of Art (1973–77) followed by postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London (1977–78).
Recent solo exhibitions include: CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile (2019); Pitzhanger Manor, London (2019); Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemorânea, Porto (2018); Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2017); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Rome (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); Château de Versailles, France (2015); The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow (2015); Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul (2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012); Leviathan, Grand Palais, Paris (2011); and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2009). Permanent commissions include Cloud Gate (2004) for the Millennium Park in Chicago; Temenos (2010) in Middlesbrough; Orbit for the London 2012 Olympic Park, and Ark Nova (2013), the world’s first inflatable mobile concert hall, Japan.
Anish Kapoor represented Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale (1990), for which he was awarded the Premio Duemila and won the Turner Prize in 1991. In 2013 he received a knighthood for services to the arts, and in 2017 was named the Genesis Prize Laureate.