Mother as a Void

Anish KAPOOR (India/1954-)
fiberglass, pigment 216.0x210.0x212.5cm
  Surely a person standing before this work without expectation or information about it must feel a sense of Asian meditation or mysticism. In fact, the artist was born in India and is now active in England. The simple form reminiscent of an egg, the cobalt blue color which has been spray painted onto the form, both at first appear related somehow to Minimalism. But his works are unlike the materialism of Minimalism or the theories of knowledge, rather they are imbued with a deeply resonant symbolic quality, a cosmic view, a carnal sense. And surely there is a bit of humor in the egg-shaped form, and the fact that viewers must peep into the work's interior from a small opening.

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