Anish Kapoor: a career in orbit

By Anthony Byrt In Art

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10th January, 2013
Staring into Anish Kapoor’s Void is like having your eyes sucked out of your head and into deep space for a few pulsating minutes. It’s a half-globe, like a giant tennis ball sliced in two, coated in a magisterial blue pigment. Despite its simplicity, it manages to do something vaguely transcendental, becoming both a plastic and optical illusion that destabilises everything around it. It’s also typical of Kapoor’s work, which for the past 30 years has married an intense investigation of sculpture’s limits with a kind of erotic joy. This approach has brought the British artist ...

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