anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york
 
anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york
may 05, 2012

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york

‘as yet untitled’ by anish kapoor, 2012 new concrete works in the artist’s studio in progress all images by dave morgan and courtesy anish kapoor

anish kapoor gladstone gallery, new york, USA may 5th to june 9th, 2012

gladstone gallery has assembled the first solo exhibition in four years in new york city for indian artist anish kapoor. the sculptor has developed a collection of towers formed from concrete which seem to spill from some unknown source down to the earth. the smooth and messy shapes are typical of kapoor’s style– his investigation of the refined and unhinged is made present in each three-dimensional form. the organic works explore the changing nature of their material as the initial imaginings of the shapes by the artist have since turned to collapsed and unfolding objects.

the second space provided by the new york gallery is inhabited by a massive, off-center orb with circular opening which faces the visitor as they enter the space. kapoor has developed a rusted ovular sphere balanced upon a small segment of rectangular metal. the piece seems to have landed within the sun-lit room, its cavernous space offering a strange shelter from the bright gallery interior.

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york each sculpture is made from coils of concrete

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york the coils are arranged to form tower-like structures which seem to be falling down

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york ‘untitled’ by anish kapoor, 2012 weathering steel 217 x 315 x 317 inches (551 x 800 x 805 cm) installation view: gladstone gallery, new york all images by david regin and © anish kapoor courtesy the artist and gladstone gallery, new york and brussels

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york from the side, the viewer may notice the unsettlingly unbalanced resting position of the work

anish kapoor: concrete coils at gladstone gallery, new york a perspective picturing the back of the work

  • Anish must be looking for a new direction in his work. If any struggling artist would have come out with this we all would have laughed out loud. I think Anish made an error and we can forgive him because he made all this other great work.

    Airborn
  • it looks kind of like that [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJRiBDMfrTU] bjork music video [/url]

    jsm
  • what a waste of natural resources that were used to make this concrete.

    rodrigo
  • bad…buhhh

    max

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