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Installation view
Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery, London
25 March - 9 May 2015
Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

Over three decades since Kapoor's first exhibition at Lisson Gallery, he is welcomed once again with a new solo show. Red and white resin and silicon paintings dominate the space. The melting works reflect the internal space of the body and psyche, drawing on Kapoor's artistic history. In the beginnings of his career, Kapoor created two-dimensional ink, acrylic, gouache, oil, pigment and earth works on paper and canvas.

These red works are of the same vein as recent installations including My Red Homeland, 2003, Svayambh, 2009 and Shooting into the Corner, 2009 which all use the thick red wax. In these examples the wax was worked by machine, whereas in these latest examples the wax is manipulated by an unknown force.

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Installation view
Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery, London
25 March - 9 May 2015
Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

The surface of Kapoor's latest silicon pieces is an extension of his work inspired by the legend of Marsyas, whose skin was flayed by the Greek god Apollo. Marsyas was the title given to Kapoor's 2002 piece commissioned at Tate Modern. Kapoor described these new wax pieces as ''not a new journey…a continuation of the same concerns as Marsyas.''

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Installation view
Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery, London
25 March - 9 May 2015
Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

Kapoor conveys the interiority and exteriority and the psychology behind the movement of the body in space and their relationship with indefinable objects.

"I think I am a painter who is a sculptor... For me the two things have somehow come together, so that I am making physical things that are all about somewhere else, about illusory space," Anish Kapoor said in an interview in Art Monthly in May 1990.

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Installation view
Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery, London
25 March - 9 May 2015
Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

The artist is preparing for what will be his biggest public exhibition in his career so far, which will be at the palace and gardens of Versaille in summer 2015.

As one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, Kapoor is best known for his public sculptures which are a great feat of engineering. Kapoor expresses metaphysical opposites through the use of stretching and deflating PVC skins, producing con caved and convex mirrors. Kapoor both handles mythology of the ancient world along side concerns of the modern day. Kapoor was born in Bombay, India in 1954, and lives and works in London. The artist was awarded a CBE in 2003 and a Knighthood in 2013 for his services to the visual arts.

See Anish Kapoor works on Barnebys here.

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