Anish Kapoor is a very special artist. It can be said that he has also thrived on the many artists who have worked and interacted with him. His remarkable works are displayed in many museums.
The story of his life!
His father is a Hindu and a hydrographer working in the Indian Navy. His mother came from a Jewish family who left their country when Anish was only a few months old; they all emigrated and settled in India. First in Bombay, then in Dehra Dun, he spent the first year of his childhood there. He attended a school called La Doon in Dehra Dun. He moved to Israel with one of his two brothers between 1971 and 1973; they lived together in a kibbutz. He decided to become an electrical engineer, but unfortunately, he had difficulties with mathematics. As a result, he completely abandoned the project he had planned to do. Determined to become an artist, he left Britain and enrolled at Hornsey College of Art in 1973. He became a professor at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. This lasted for three years, from 1979 to 1982. In brief, Anish Kapoor‘s works are inspired by the overall social and intellectual structures of the West and by his Eastern roots. Among the highlights of his influence are the appearances on the stage of Yves Klein, Newman, Barnett, Joseph Beuys, and Mantegna.
His artistic journey!
Anish Kapoor’s work is so well regarded that the artist became one of the leading British sculptors in the early 1990s. He has also gained international recognition for his innovative approach. An artist’s desire is often to draw the viewer’s attention to their work, its size, beauty, and other captivating elements. Kapoor has created such formidable and stunning works as History, a 35-meter-long piece that has been housed at the current Baltic Center for Objects-art in Gateshead, England, and Marsyas (2002). But there was also the PVC hanging in the Turbine room of the Tate Modern. Another large mirror, a larger version of the Sky Mirror, was also installed at Rockefeller Center in New York. Finally, there was also a memorial event created by Anish Kapoor in memory of the British victims of the unprecedented attack of September 11, 2001.
Interviews with Anish Kapoor!
Interview with Gilles Tiberghien, in Svayambh: Anish Kapoor’s work is rooted in the Eurocentric ideas of abstract expressionism, modern English sculpture, and minimalism.
Interview with Jeremy Lewison: Anish Kapoor has never denied allegations about his origins, with the exception of the one under the title of his work Svayambh exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes in 2007.
Interview with Homi Bhabha: Homi Bhabha has been commissioned by Anish Kapoor to manage the translation of his work since 1998. A specialist in post-colonialism, he has lived in the United States since 1975. He is a professor of English literature at Harvard and has presented several exhibition catalogs on Anish Kapoor.