Anish Kapoor's 'Painting' at Modern Art Oxford
29 September 2021
On Saturday 2 October, Modern Art Oxford opens an important exhibition of paintings by Anish Kapoor, exploring the paintings that are an integral part of the internationally celebrated artist's studio practice.
Offering a window into his dynamic daily studio practice, 'Painting' shows Kapoor delving into the illusionary power of this medium, pushing the boundaries between sculpture and painting as he explores our perception and experiences of the body. Through the exhibition, we can engage with how Kapoor views the vitality of shared social and biological origins – specifically the red blood essential to becoming, being alive and transitioning to death. ‘The art I love, the art I make, I hope, celebrates the sensual while always knowing that decay is close’.
Having last exhibited almost 40 years ago at Modern Art Oxford, Kapoor’s return to the gallery brings with it an element of unlearning what we think we know about public encounters with art.
Find further information via Modern Art Oxford.
Image: Prophesy to Breath IV (2020), Oil on canvas © Anish Kapoor