Anish Kapoor – Void

Anish Kapoor explores the idea of emptiness and the void within his work. The idea of there being nothing but something. Using mirrors to reflect the space around a piece of work turns the space itself into the art work and shows us the mundane from a completely new perspective. Using mirrors implies there is nothing but purely a reflection.

He plays with space by making us view that space from a new perspective. He also plays with colour and surface to envelop our senses and give the view a new or unexpected experience, often exploring the idea of the void or the absence of anything.


His work seems to explore alot of similar themes to mine. In his piece ‘Descension’ (below) he has used the idea of spirals and darkness. Drawing us in to what? the end? death?


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