Anish Kapoor (born 1954 in Mumbai) is a British sculptor with Indian roots. He is known for his large-scale and spectacular artworks that are displayed both in public spaces and museums where the surrounding environment often directly influences the final production. Over the last three decades, he has demonstrated a fascination with working negative space and voids into his pieces either by incorporating literal holes in his works or… Read more
About the artwork
Here British-Indian artist Kapoor has taken a world atlas and at the pages featuring the Middle East incised and painted geometric shapes which extend throughout the entire length of the volume, cutting through and splitting countries in a pastiche of the arbitrary fashion the Western colonial nations divided whole countries with no reference to local culture or history.