Anish Kapoor is famous for it’s aesthetic elegant sculpture with simple materials, geometric shape and organic forms. His work with materials and forms challenge conventional ideas of art and engagement. Including the early vibrant pigment pieces and explore the theme of “the void”. He is very good at distorting viewers’s perceptions of space and create challenging sensory perceptions especially with his giant reflective sculpture in public space.
This semester I had given myself a new challenge of not using paper and exploring installation and sculpture. Even though my own interest in the material and color is slightly different from his, I admire his ability to transform the material into astonishing works of art but at the same time raise philosophical questions about the world and our position within it. Apart from his sculptural work I also enjoy looking at his drawings and prints. His indoor installation with wax and pigment are very provoking. Particularly like the loose pigment geometrical form sculpture.