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Anish Kapoor



Anish Kapoor: My Red Homeland • © Anish Kapoor,  • Photo courtesy of Kunsthaus Bregenz • 
Anish Kapoor: My Red Homeland
© Anish Kapoor,
Photo courtesy of Kunsthaus Bregenz
Anish Kapoor : My Red Homeland
AUSTRIA
BREGENZ  •  Kunsthaus Bregenz  •  Ongoing
 
Born in 1954 in Bombay, Anish Kapoor is among the most prominent figures in British Sculpture. His award-winning work has been exhibited around the world since the early seventies. In 1990 Anish Kapoor represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennial and was awarded the coveted "Premio 2000" by the international jury. In 1991 he won the renowned "Turner Prize". A highlight of the documenta IX was Kapoor's building Descent into Limbo (1992).

Anish Kapoor has lived and worked in London for over thirty years. His work combines the spiritual traditions of his native country and the notion of the sublime from the Western art tradition. Since his first sculptures - simple forms covered with coloured pigments and arranged on the floor - Kapoor has developed a multi-faceted body of works using such diverse materials as stone, steel or glass. In his objects and forms the border between painting and sculpture becomes blurred. In the creation of three-dimensional bodies his way of working is typical of the sculptor, but his themes - emptiness, absence, transformation and immateriality - derive from painting. Kapoor's intention is to create sculptures that don't just deal with questions of form but also address the themes of belief, passion or experiences beyond material concerns...

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6900 Bregenz
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Tel: (43) 5574 48 59 4-0

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