Anish Kapoor


Born in 1954 in Mumbai (India)
Lives and works in London (United Kingdom)

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. The plastician artist is known for his massive public art projects and for the particular emphasis he places on materials. Referring back to western and oriental cultures, Kapoor’s artworks stand out due to their minimalist treatment, their curved shapes and their monochromatic colour schemes. His recent works explore reflective surfaces and their inherent power to distort space and to induce a contemplative state in the viewer.

That is exactly the effect produced by Mirror. The viewer is engaged in the work through the reflection of his own body and the distortion of the environment around it. Mirror works to unfold deep metaphysical polarities such as being and non-being, the tangible and the intangible. Referring to the elementary components of being and of nature through its basic form, the sphere impresses with its sheer size and the unique spatial experience it provides.

Anish Kapoor, Mirror, 2015, Stainless steel, 63" x 63" x 7 1/8" (160 x 160 x 18 cm). In the foreground: John De Andrea, Cierra, 2003, Polyvinyl, oil, natural hair, 31 1/8" x 51 1/8" x 17 3/4" (79 x 130 x 45 cm). Photo credit: Richard-Max Tremblay

Other exhibitions of the artist at Arsenal Contemporary Art