Anish Kapoor – ‘Installation View at Regen Projects’, LA, via Regent Projects
Drawings and Installations, a show by Anish Kapoor, is on view at the Regen Projects in LA, until February 28th. The show deviates from the usual sculptures that Kapoor is best known for. Using drawings and installations, Kapoor manages to fill entire rooms with simple yet large objects to create a sense of scarceness yet serenity. Anish Kapoor is an Indian-born British Installation Artist, best known for his large sculptures, which often simulate simple curves with cavities and bends. These traits can be found in the installations at the Regen Projects exhibition. The large concave white disc disorients the viewer through its glossy finish, reflecting the room’s light and other objects – namely the black item placed opposite. The choice to exhibit the installations in white rooms, accents this.
Focus: Anish Kapoor: Regan Projects, LA
Anish Kapoor – ‘Untitled’ via Artnet
His drawings also depict the characteristics of Kapoor’s previous works – the bright colors on white backgrounds. Often untitled, these drawings evoke thoughts of India and an appreciation of the senses. Kapoor is appreciated worldwide as an artist whose intention is to ‘engage the viewer, evoking mystery through the works’ dark cavities, awe through their size and simple beauty, tactility through their inviting spaces and facination through their reflective facades.’ (Wikipedia) The reflective surfaces of his work are often obtained through the materials used – stainless steel and PVC. The Cloud Gate, in the Millennium Park in Chicago (erected in 2004) is a good demonstration of these characteristics.
Anish Kapoor – ‘The Cloud Gate’ via Wikipedia
Kapoor is one of the most significant artists of his generation. Educated at the Hornsey College of Art, London (1973-77) and the Chelsea School of Art, London (1977-78), Anish Kapoor continues to live in London, teaching previously at the Wolverhampton Polytechnic and has been the Artist in Residence at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Kapoor’s exhibit Drawings/Installations at the Regen Projects in LA is open from January 8th until February 21st 2009.