Anish Kapoor (born 1954 in Mumbai, IN) is a British sculptor with Indian roots. He is known for his large-scale and spectacular artworks presented both in public spaces and museums, where the surrounding environment directly influences the final production of the work. A distinguishing feature of Kapoor's work is the use of bright colors and distinctive materials such as steel, fiberglass, cement, alabaster, pigments, or wax. In addition… 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.