Anish Kapoor: Painting
“Bold new moves by a great artist” – The Guardian
An important 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 are an integral part of Kapoor’s studio practice.
Tickets to Anish Kapoor: Painting are £7.50, with a concessionary rate of £5 (plus an admin fee of 85p per transaction). Friends, Patrons, Director’s Circle and Commissioning Circle supporters of Modern Art Oxford get in free. Join as a Friend for just £30 a year.
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.