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Anish Kapoor (born 1954, Mumbai, India)


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Anish Kapoor was born in 1954 in Bombay, now Mumbai, India and moved to London in the early 1970’s. He represented Britain in the 1990 Venice Biennale, where he was awarded the Premio Duemila prize and in 1991 he won the Turner Prize. Anish Kapoor depicts form as organic and non-representational; exploring opposing ideas of presence and absence, of the solid and intangible and of interior and exterior form. In 12 Etchings he explores these concerns by depicting space and form using saturated colour, inducing an emotional and immediate response to the work. Although working in a more elemental vein Kapoor’s work demonstrates a direct lineage to the developments of abstraction. 12 Etchings provides a contemporary mirror to the Centre’s important collection of works by Barbara Hepworth. Understanding and conveying form as organic and non-representational is evident in Hepworth’s work as it is in Kapoor’s – both artists are concerned with an exploration of interior and exterior form and the use of colour to convey meaning and emotional content.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Paragon Press, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland 2007-2010 operated by the Scottish Arts Council.
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