Anish Kapoor

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Anish Kapoor Born in Bombay, India, in 1954, Anish Kapoor moved to London to study art. On a trip back to India he began to use the local pigments, which have become a distinctive feature of his work. From the mid-1980s, Kapoor used blue pigments, especially on blocks of rock, to suggest unmaterialistic objects. The objects speak for themselves -- with a twist of Hindu cosmology and an implication of depth within the minimal form. Kapoor is internationally acclaimed, transcending the preconception of a Western-oriented art world, as many other post-modern artists have done. Anish Kapoor has had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Basel in 1985, and at the Venice Biennale in 1990 in the British Pavilion. He was chosen as exhibiting artist for Documenta in 1992. In the same year, Kapoor held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, which subsequently travelled through the United States.

I really like Kapoor's work. I think the way that he has used the materials he uses is very disingenuous. It is very hard to carve stone, but he has gone one step further by carving out the inside of stone to create a dark black hole effect, this is a very hard objective to achieve. During the video we watched, it was very obvious to see that Kapoor was very enthusiastic about his work which is good to see in an artist as the work produced is better. Kapoor is a painter who makes sculptures.

I think the critics were wrong to go against Kapoor as he has explored the internal language, but they have just looked at what he has done and instantly jumped to the conclusion that his work is easy to do so they have prejudged it as poor work.

My favourite piece of work that he has created is the one above of it is of resin with a bubble inside it. I like the way the colour has formed on this and the way the bubble is directly in the middle like it is trapped and waiting to get out or burst.