Leviathan
Anish Kapoor
Leviathan
Anish Kapoor (Indian-born British, Sculptor, Site-specific Installation Art, b. 1954): Leviathan, 2011. 33.6 x 99.89 x 72.23 m. In situ, Monumenta 2011, Grand Palais, Paris, France. © The photo image or artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



Review and short video (1:09, telegraph.co.uk): http://bitly.com/19A02DQ



"Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Born in Bombay, he has lived and worked in London since the early 70's. Kapoor sees his work as being engaged with deep-rooted metaphysical polarities; presence and absence, being and non-being, place and non-place and the solid and the intangible. Throughout Kapoor's sculptures his fascination with darkness and light is apparent; the translucent quality of the resin works, the absorbent nature of the pigment, the radiant glow of alabaster and the fluid reflections of stainless steel and water. Through this interplay between form and light, Kapoor aspires to evoke sublime experiences, which address primal physical and psychological states." (© Lisson Gallery)



"[Anish Kapoor] British sculptor of Indian birth. He was one of a generation of British-based sculptors who became established in the international arena during the 1980s and is prominent among his contemporaries for the quality of hermetic lyricism that permeates his work. He has acknowledged a bearing on his art of both Western and Eastern culture. The powerful spiritual and mythological resonances of his sculptures arise in part from frequent return visits to India." (tate.org.uk)