Anish Kapoor, The world trembles when I retrieve from my ancient past what I need to live in the depths of myself, 2020. ©Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved DACS, 2021
Anish Kapoor / Painting
Oct 2, 2021 – Feb 13, 2022
Modern Art Oxford
Oxford, UK

A unique exhibition of paintings by Anish Kapoor (b. 1954, Mumbai, India – lives and works in London, UK). Curated with the internationally celebrated artist, this show explores the paintings that have been an integral part of Kapoor’s studio practice.

Offering a window into his dynamic daily studio practice, Painting shows Kapoor exploring the illusionary power of this medium, pushing the boundaries between sculpture and painting as he explores our perception and experience of the body.

Through this exhibition, we can engage with how Kapoor views the vitality of shared social and biological origins – specifically the red blood essential to becoming, being alive and transitioning to death. ‘The art I love, the art I make, I hope, celebrates the sensual while always knowing that decay is close’.

Having last exhibited almost 40 years ago at Modern Art Oxford, Kapoor’s return to the gallery brings with it an element of unlearning what we think we know about public encounters with art.

Modern Art Oxford
Oxford, UK

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