Lisson Gallery

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Perhaps most famous for public sculptures that are both adventures in form and feats of engineering, Kapoor manoeuvres between vastly different scales, across numerous series of work. Immense PVC skins, stretched or deflated; concave or convex mirrors whose reflections attract and swallow the viewer; recesses carved in stone and pigmented so as to disappear: these voids and protrusions summon up deep-felt metaphysical polarities of presence and absence, concealment and revelation. Forms turn themselves inside out, womb-like, and materials are not painted but impregnated with colour, as if to negate the idea of an outer surface, inviting the viewer to the inner reaches of the imagination. Kapoor’s geometric forms from the early 1980s, for example, rise up from the floor and appear to be made of pure pigment, while the viscous, blood-red wax sculptures from the last ten years – kinetic and self-generating – ravage their own surfaces and explode the quiet of the gallery environment. There are resonances with mythologies of the ancient world – Indian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman – and with modern times.

Anish Kapoor was born in Mumbai, India in 1954 and lives and works in London. He studied at Hornsey College of Art, London, UK (1973–77) followed by postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London, UK (1977–78). Recent solo exhibitions include CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile (2019); Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London, UK (2019); Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal (2018);  'Descension’' at Public Art Fund, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, New York, NY, USA (2017); Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); MAST Foundation,Bologna, Italy (2017); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico (2016); Couvent de la Tourette, Eveux, France (2015); Château de Versailles, France (2015) and The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia (2015). He represented Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 with Void Field (1989), for which he was awarded the Premio Duemila for Best Young Artist. Kapoor won the Turner Prize in 1991 and has honorary fellowships from the University of Wolverhampton, UK (1999), the Royal Institute of British Architecture, London, UK (2001) and an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford, UK (2014). Anish Kapoor was awarded a CBE in 2003 and a Knighthood in 2013 for services to visual arts. Large scale public projects include Cloud Gate (2004) in Millennium Park, Chicago, USA and ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK.

Current and recent projects:

'Anish Kapoor: Surge', Fundación CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile, 17 April 2019 - 8 September 2019

'Anish Kapoor', Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London, UK, 16 March 2019 - 18 August 2019

'Anish Kapoor', Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 6 July 2018 - 6 January 2019

Mirror (Garnet to Magenta Apple mix 2)

Anish Kapoor
Mirror (Garnet to Magenta Apple mix 2), 2018
Aluminium and paint 210 x 210 cm / 82 5/8 x 82 5/8 in

Blood Solid

Anish Kapoor
Blood Solid, 2018
Oil on canvas 274 x 213 cm, 107 3/4 x 83 3/4 in

Untitled

Anish Kapoor
Untitled, 2016
DescriptionSilicone, fibreglass and gauze 305 x 215 x 10 cm, 120 x 84 5/8 x 3 7/8 in

Sky Mirror, Blue

Anish Kapoor
Sky Mirror, Blue, 2016
Stainless steel and paint 340 x 340 cm / 133 3/4 x 133 3/4 in

Sky Mirror, Blue

Anish Kapoor
Sky Mirror, Blue, 2016
Stainless steel and paint 340 x 340 cm / 133 3/4 x 133 3/4 in

Grace

Anish Kapoor
Grace, 2004
Vigaria marble 291 x 170 x 150 cm / 114 5/8 x 66 7/8 x 59 in

(as yet untitled)

Anish Kapoor
(as yet untitled), 2012
Alabaster and gold leaf 122 x 66 x 49.5 cm / 48 x 26 x 19 1/2 in

(as yet untitled)

Anish Kapoor
(as yet untitled), 2012
Alabaster and gold leaf 122 x 66 x 49.5 cm / 48 x 26 x 19 1/2 in

Rectangle Twist

Anish Kapoor
Rectangle Twist, 2016
Stainless steel (installation view) 100 x 100 x 100 cm / 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.

Rectangle Twist

Anish Kapoor
Rectangle Twist, 2016
Stainless steel (installation view) 100 x 100 x 100 cm / 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.

Untitled

Anish Kapoor
Untitled, 2018
Granite 202 x 517 x 60 cm, 79 1/2 x 203 1/2 x 23 1/2 in

Mirror (Black to Red Brandy Wine)

Anish Kapoor
Mirror (Black to Red Brandy Wine), 2015
Stainless steel and lacquer 134 x 134 x 21 cm / 52 3/4 x 52 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

Mirror (Black to Red Brandy Wine)

Anish Kapoor
Mirror (Black to Red Brandy Wine), 2015
Stainless steel and lacquer 134 x 134 x 21 cm / 52 3/4 x 52 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

Alice - Circle

Anish Kapoor
Alice - Circle, 2014
Stainless steel 90 x 90 x 90 cm / 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.

Alice - Circle

Anish Kapoor
Alice - Circle, 2014
Stainless steel 90 x 90 x 90 cm / 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.

Shine

Anish Kapoor
Shine, 2012
Stainless steel and gold 126 x 140 x 140 cm / 49 5/8 x 55 1/8 x 55 1/8 in.

Shine

Anish Kapoor
Shine, 2012
Stainless steel and gold 126 x 140 x 140 cm / 49 5/8 x 55 1/8 x 55 1/8 in.

Untitled

Anish Kapoor
Untitled, 2011
Stainless steel 188 x 188 x 28.5 cm / 74 x 74 x 11 1/4 in.

As yet untitled

Anish Kapoor
As yet untitled, 2016
Stainless steel 63 x 63 x 63 cm / 24 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 24 3/4 in

Dirty Corner

Anish Kapoor
Dirty Corner, 2011
Corten steel, earth and mixed media 8.9 x 6.55 x 60 m / 29 x 21 1/2 x 197 ft.

Leviathan

Anish Kapoor
Leviathan, 2011
PVC 33.6 x 99.89 x 72.23 m / 110 x 328 x 237 ft.

Leviathan

Anish Kapoor
Leviathan, 2011
PVC 33.6 x 99.89 x 72.23 m / 110 x 328 x 237 ft.

Shooting into the Corner

Anish Kapoor
Shooting into the Corner, 2008-2009
Mixed media dimensions variable

Tall Tree & The Eye

Anish Kapoor
Tall Tree & The Eye, 2009
Stainless steel over carbon 14 x 6 m / 46 x 20 ft.

Tall Tree & The Eye

Anish Kapoor
Tall Tree & The Eye, 2009
Stainless steel over carbon 14 x 6 m / 46 x 20 ft.

Tall Tree & The Eye

Anish Kapoor
Tall Tree & The Eye, 2009
Stainless steel over carbon 14 x 6 m / 46 x 20 ft.

Greyman Cries, Shaman Dies, Billowing Smoke, Beauty Evoked

Anish Kapoor
Greyman Cries, Shaman Dies, Billowing Smoke, Beauty Evoked, 2008
Cement dimensions variable

Greyman Cries, Shaman Dies, Billowing Smoke, Beauty Evoked

Anish Kapoor
Greyman Cries, Shaman Dies, Billowing Smoke, Beauty Evoked, 2008
Cement dimensions variable

Non-Object (Spire)

Anish Kapoor
Non-Object (Spire), 2007
Stainless steel 302.2 x 300 x 300 cm / 119 x 118 1/8 x 118 1/8 in.

Memory

Anish Kapoor
Memory, 2008
Corten steel 14.5 x 8.97 x 4.48 m / 47 x 29 x 15 ft.

Memory

Anish Kapoor
Memory, 2008
Corten steel 14.5 x 8.97 x 4.48 m / 47 x 29 x 15 ft.

Memory

Anish Kapoor
Memory, 2008
Corten steel 14.5 x 8.97 x 4.48 m / 47 x 29 x 15 ft.

Non-Object (Door)

Anish Kapoor
Non-Object (Door), 2008
Stainless steel
281.3 x 118.1 x 118.1 cm / 110 3/4 x 46 1/2 x 46 1/2 in.

Non-Object (Door)

Anish Kapoor
Non-Object (Door), 2008
Stainless steel
281.3 x 118.1 x 118.1 cm / 110 3/4 x 46 1/2 x 46 1/2 in.

Non-Object (Door)

Anish Kapoor
Non-Object (Door), 2008
Stainless steel
281.3 x 118.1 x 118.1 cm / 110 3/4 x 46 1/2 x 46 1/2 in.

Svayambh

Anish Kapoor
Svayambh, 2007
Wax and oil-based paint dimensions variable

Sky Mirror, Red

Anish Kapoor
Sky Mirror, Red, 2007
Stainless steel 274 x 290 x 146 cm / 108 x 114 1/4 x 57 1/2 in.

Cloud Gate

Anish Kapoor
Cloud Gate, 2004
Stainless steel 10 x 13 x 20 m / 33 x 42 x 66 ft

Ascension

Anish Kapoor
Ascension, 2003
Mixed media Dimensions variable

Ascension

Anish Kapoor
Ascension, 2003
Mixed media Dimensions variable

Yellow

Anish Kapoor
Yellow, 1999
Fibreglass and pigment (Installation view) 600 x 600 x 300 cm / 236 1/4 x 236 1/4 x 118 1/8 in.

Dragon

Anish Kapoor
Dragon, 1992
Limestone and pigment dimensions variable

To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red

Anish Kapoor
To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red, 1981
Mixed media and pigment 200 x 800 x 800 cm / 78 3/4 x 315 x 315 in.

Exhibitions

  1. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    31 October – 20 December 2019

  2. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    15 May – 22 June 2019

  3. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    31 March – 6 May 2017

  4. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    14 May – 22 July 2016

  5. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    25 March – 9 May 2015

  6. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    10 October – 10 November 2012

  7. Anish Kapoor: New Works

    Anish Kapoor: New Works

    14 October – 14 November 2009

  8. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    13 October – 18 November 2006

  9. Anish Kapoor: Painting

    Anish Kapoor: Painting

    5 May – 28 June 2003

  10. Anish Kapoor: Blood

    Anish Kapoor: Blood

    5 May – 1 July 2000

  11. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    23 January – 28 February 1998

  12. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    8 November 1995 – 6 January 1996

  13. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    16 April – 20 May 1993

  14. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    1 December 1989 – 4 January 1990

  15. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    11 April – 7 May 1988

  16. Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture

    Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture

    4 September – 23 September 1985

  17. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    22 October – 19 November 1983

  18. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor

    19 May – 12 June 1982

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