|Mother as a Void
Anish KAPOOR (India/1954-)
fiberglass, pigment 216.0x210.0x212.5cm
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.