One regrets not having heard about Anish Kapoor before, when one goes to one of his exhibits on the world. It is impossible not to be truly impressed by his aesthetics delicately moulded into stone.
The combination of sculpting, architecture, engineering, and technology in his work is worth not only seeing but also trying to discover how he has made them. Most of the statues larger in size than man, arise curiosity at the least. His work with marble, granite, alabaster or onyx separates real from imaginary. It triggers the questioning of the concept of reality. Real life comes alive with the intended sexual sculptures.
Kapoor shows that that there are no limits in sculpture. The most breath taking and sensual side of sculpting is almost taught to the viewer with the protruding walls and concave mirrors. Everyone tries to put their hands to understand the limitations. These protrusions provoke fear, worry and discomfort in people as well as amazement, puzzlement, even a masochistic attraction. A good example to this uncomfortable pull is the interpretation of the reproductive organs in the human body through Kapoor’s imagination.
In every piece of work, the concept of infinity is constantly drilled into the minds of the unexpectant or even experienced viewer. Exclusively, his work named ‘Yellow’ is a splendid piece which covers the whole wall with a single color and yet shows how much effort is spent in that single color.
Anish Kapoor is a unique sculptor with a fascinating controle of hard material turned into a dream like limitless sensuality.