Anish Kapoor

Biography of Anish Kapoor

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 to sculptures, the artist has produced a variety of multiples in the form of etchings. These etchings initially served as preparatory drawings for his sculptures however he has since developed them further. The use of bright ink in his multiples echoes the characteristic color pigments found in Kapoor's sculptures. Kapoor employs impasto techniques and subtle color gradations in these etchings resulting in an almost three-dimensional appearance. In doing so, Kapoor transfers the wonderment and dynamic energy of his sculptures to two-dimensional media. The artist currently lives and works in London.

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