Anish Kapoor (born 1954) is regarded as one of the most prominent British-Indian sculptors of his generation. Kapoor is well-known for his intense, almost spiritual, outdoor and indoor site-specific works in which he marries a modernist sense of pure materiality with a fascination for the manipulation of form and the perception of space.
His sculptures extend formal minimalistic precepts by catching the viewer’s attention with rich colors, sensuously refined surfaces, and optical effects of depth and dimension.
Kapoor represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990, and received the Turner Prize the following year. Kapoor’s work can be found in collections worldwide, notably in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Prada Art Foundation in Milan, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
- Anish Kapoor is best-known for his monumental public sculptures that seem to possess their own gravitational pull. Guy Dill is another world-renowned sculptor who manipulates the laws of nature, as exemplified by his 10-foot bronze Boon. View his work.
- For more wildly splattered abstractions in the collection, look to the artwork of Sam Francis and Sam Gilliam.