How to understand: Anish Kapoor sculptures

The underside of all living things in the works of the British-Indian artist.

Anish Kapur is one of the most striking and evocative sculptors of contemporary art. It shows the voluminous representations of the body, but as if from within. In a gigantic size. By sculpting the sculpture on an architectural scale, Kapoor creates an impressive illusion of plunging into the hidden and often frightening spaces of the human body and psyche. Bloody red mash, anatomical forms, often dissected roundness, cavities and tunnels — its objects have the physiology of archaic and the symbolism of psychoanalysis, which the artist has been engaged in for more than 20 years.

Visually they can not be covered entirely, they suppress the viewer with a scale, but at the same time form a powerful spatial and physical experience of perception. Suffice it to recall the sculpture «Leviathan» (2011), which he dedicated to the arrested Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. When the state of claustrophobia was born in the huge Grand Palais, a giant shapeless object captured people inside, where it seemed even more than outside.

Turning the inner space of corporeality outward, Kapoor tries to create the illusion of space within the sculpture, which, it would seem, is deprived by definition. Bottomless dark holes, areas of emptiness, concave mirror surfaces become the entrance to infinity, the place of transition of gross physical matter into an immaterial dimension.