Lisson Gallery

Anish Kapoor

London, 15 May – 22 June 2019

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor returns for his seventeenth exhibition at Lisson Gallery with a new body of work that brings together two fundamental directions of his practice: his iconic and formal geometric languages as explored through stone, in symbiosis with the entropic drive of works enacted in silicone, oil on canvas and in welded steel.

Though rarely exhibited until recently, painting has been an integral part of Kapoor’s pursuit for the last 40 years. Far from an anomaly, Kapoor’s works on canvas relate closely to his sculpture, both in their oscillation between two and three dimensions, as well as their shared existence at the threshold between form and formlessness.

This formlessness is at its most visceral and abject here in a series of relief works. The thin gauze stretched across their surface, barely containing the interior that presses against it. Their surface, seeped in the blooming impressions of red and black paint, signals the turbulence and chaos of a state of immanent breach beneath. Alongside these are radical new gestural paintings; on the edge of figuration, they seem to depict swollen and fecund organs that ooze and leak from their dark interiors.

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Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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