Thanks for calling in, I hope you've had a good week.
Listening to the radio on Monday gave me the idea for Five on Friday this week. So without more ado, here are my five about Sculptor, Anish Kapoor, with photos of some of his work that I've seen in London over the years.
One - Anish Kapoor CBE RA
Born in India in 1954, he moved to Britain in the 1970s to study art. He is known for his geometric and biomorphic shapes in monochromatic bright colours and highly polished stainless steel. He won the Turner Prize in 1991 and has exhibited extensively.
Two - Vantablack
Have you heard about Vantablack? Anish Kapoor has the exclusive right to be able to use this black colour for his projects, but what is it? According to Surrey NanoSystems:
What is Vantablack?On Radio 4's Start the Week programme on Monday, Anish Kapoor explained that, when applied as a patch to walls or floors, the black gives the illusion that the viewer is being sucked into a hole and that the black is not really there.
Using the new Vantablack, which absorbs 99.96% of all light, he is currently creating a sculpture which the viewer can enter, giving a scary experience where all sense of place and time is lost. If this black is applied to a normal statue, all the details or folds just disappear and the statue will just seem to be in profile.
|I haven't seen this but doesn't it look amazing!|
Three - Red Wax
How time flies, it only seems like yesterday that we visited the 2009 Royal Academy of Arts exhibition and watched the red wax being fired through the doors and the huge block of wax travelling through the arched doorways. That pristine building covered in wax, would they ever get it clean again?
Four - Highly Polished Stainless Steel
Outside the Royal Academy during his 2009 Exhibition. You just can't resist a selfie in the shiny surface!
Five - ArcelorMittal Orbit
Built for the 2012 Olympic Games in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this is the UK's tallest sculpture. A slide is currently being installed around it which will whoosh people 76 metres downwards for a 40 second journey.
I have included links on this page so you can have a look at more of his work.
Have a great week.