November 28th, 2010

Anish Kapoor, the modern sculpture transformer

For finishunf the week, we are going to show you one of the Joaquin Torres´favourites sculptors: Anish Kapoor. This artist is also a really important professional in the art world

Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 70’s when he studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design.

Over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in London and all over the world. His solo shows have included venues such as Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid, CAPC in Bordeaux and most recently Haus der Kunst in Munich. He has also participated internationally in many group shows including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery in London, Documenta IX in Kassel, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Anish Kapoor was awarded the ‘Premio Duemila’ at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize Award in 1991 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the London Institute in 1997 and a CBE in 2003. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York and Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy.

 

His work has developed for the last decades as fast as his recognition around the world.

From his first projects with a lot of pigments, he has advanced until his last sculptures where he investigates about the plastic’s movements.

Their sculptures usually are big pieces with brilliant colours and industrial materials as concrete, steel, wax or resin.

They are made with a main aim: cause reactions in the spectators. This feature stands out in his works made of steel.

His sculptures distort shapes and explore the empty as an idea. It is an abstract art that evidences tensions between opposites: matter and spirituality, presence and absence or density and empty.

To conclude, we can say that Kapoor is the modern sculpture transformer with his works that invite you to go inside them.

 

Posted in Grandes arquitectos. 14 Comments.
Comments
Comment from Joaquín Torres

Me parece simplemente fascinante….es todo bellísimo….Kapoor si es todo un artista.

Comment from Maria Esther Rodríguez Gómez

FASCINANTE!!! Sólo eso…Besos.

Comment from CESAR RIVERO

BRAVO,BRAVO,BRAVO!!!

Comment from Alberto

Si…cuestión de gustos.

Comment from Joaquín Torres

Efectivamente Alberto..cuestión de gustos y de sensibilidades…………….

Comment from Alberto

http://www.jmayerh.de/ veo cierta similitud entre algunos proyectos suyos con la estética que últimamente empleas en tus viviendas colectivas. Échale un vistazo Joaquin, aunque creo que ya se lo habrás echado.

Comment from lola villamor

muy bello y paranormal, es increible la similitud que hay enttre vosotros. Añicinante, escapa a cualquier pensamiento, mas bien es un sueño de un niño con un mundo fantastico, un viaje a otra dimension. ES de admirar

Comment from Bateman

Anish Kapoor es autor de una obra maravillosa: The Cloud Gate
de Chicago.Todo lo demás es mediocre.Y la torre Orbit que va
a hacer para los JJ.OO. de 2012 es una aberración.
Con lo que él gana yo haría maravillas.

Comment from RAMON

Anish Kapoor es autor de una obra maravillosa: The Cloud Gate
de Chicago.Todo lo demás es mediocre.Y la torre Orbit que va
a hacer para los JJ.OO. de 2012 es una aberración.
Con lo que él gana yo haría maravillas.

Comment from pablo

megustamas,lo que hacia en lapidra ,compicmentos

Comment from run 3

Impresionante, parece como si la tienda en si fuera una exposición dentro de esa misma tienda(nose si me explico). Alucinante, y la ropa incrustada en esos huecos da sensación de estar en un gran vestidor. Felicitaciones

Comment from basketball-legends.io

Todas creadas con el objetivo de provocar y generar sensaciones en quienes las observan….

Comment from agencia sem madrid

Obras impresionantes que merecen un gran reconocimiento. Son espectaculares. Muchas gracias por compartir. saludos

Comment from peintre

That also comes with a price at the end. I beloved as much as you will receive performed proper here.