ANISH KAPOOR

At the Edge of the World II, 1998

Anish Kapoor (born 1954, India) creates large-scale installations and sculptures that recede from view, protrude into space or distort the air around them. By combining them with pigment and light – or the lack of it – he transforms the viewer’s perception of his work, creating ephemeral experiences as much as actual objects.

In common with Kapoor’s large-scale site-specific public commissions, including Cloud Gate (2006) in Chicago, USA, and ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012) at the Olympic Park in London, the pigment piece presented at Store Studios is at once monumental and personal, expanding the area it occupies while swallowing its visibility from below.

At the Edge of the World II has been exhibited previously at the Hayward Gallery in 1998 and most recently at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico last year.

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