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How to understand the artist Kapoor who is just red?The first exhibition interpretation has the answer

How to understand the artist Kapoor who is just “red”?The first exhibition interpretation has the answer
Artist Anish Kapoor’s first solo exhibition at the China Academy of Fine Arts in China officially debuted at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. This month, the Taimiao also opened a series of Kapoor’s series of stainless steel and pigment sculptures.Mapping, Kapoor will continue to stimulate the senses of the Chinese audience with his unique artistic techniques.The newly launched Taimiao Art Museum exhibition site “Narrow Board” (top) and “Void” (bottom) are in progress.The organizer provided a picture and walked into the lobby of the Art Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. A large-scale work stood before people’s eyes.Red wax bricks dropped dramatically from the end of several rising conveyor belts into a piece of polymer of the same material.Above the conveyor belt, a huge red sun floated over the mechanized, unmanned scene.As the wax block slowly rose and fell rapidly, a sea of visually impactful red pigment accumulated on the ground, and the audience took out their mobile phones to record the moment when the wax block fell . This shockingThe installation is called “Symphony dedicated to the dear sun”, which is one of the four large-scale works arranged by Anisch Kapoor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum.Along with these four works came to Central America, as well as models of important public project works in his artistic practice over the past few decades, including “Cloud Gate”, “Track”, “South Bank Center” and so on.It can be said that this exhibition presents the artist’s artistic creation spanning over 35 years and is an important review of Anisch Kapoor’s artistic history.”Symphony dedicated to the dear sun”.Photo A by the organizer.Works Mixing Chinese and Western Art Thoughts Anisch Kapoor was born in Mumbai, India in 1954. His father is Indian and his mother is Jewish.Kapoor grew up in a Christian family in India. After studying electrical engineering in Israel, he came to London in the early 1970s to study art and became a Buddhist.The curator of this exhibition, Zhang Zikang, director of the Central American Art Museum, said at the opening ceremony that it is precisely because of such a complex cultural growth background, “In Kapoor ‘s works, ancient Greek mythology, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism, Hinduism allusionsAll have their explanations.And Kapoor himself often participates: “I am just an artist working in the UK!”In his view, different cultural forms all contain the same truth. Multiculturalism is also the source and foundation of Kappel ‘s keen perception. In his works, we can see the fusion of Western thinking and Eastern philosophy.Anisch Kapoor’s creations are often metaphysical, and his reflections on the binary opposition between matter and immaterial, existence and extinction, tangibility and intangibility, consciousness and unconsciousness are reflected in his works.In particular, Indian philosophy and religion are the source of inspiration for Kapoor. He said: “As an artist, I want to make every piece of my work not only an object, but also a carrier of philosophy. Many works are the embodiment of my oriental thought.”Eastern thoughts that have been conceived since childhood, combined with the expression of ideas and forms in the Western art world, these two together created the special charm of this” mixed “artist.B.Good at using space and materials to use “My Red Hometown”.The organizer provided Tutu Kapoor as a master of materials. During his creative career, paint, stainless steel, mined raw stones and so on have all become unique works of art in his hands.The exquisite grasp of space is another characteristic of Kapoor ‘s artistic creation. He often uses the properties of various materials to interlace between natural landscapes and works of art, or to eliminate the boundaries between each other, letThe audience can get a new feeling when watching.His masterpieces “Cloud Gate” and “Sky Mirror” are positive. The artist uses the reflection of stainless steel to make the audience have an illusion in the illusion. Standing in front of such works, the fantasy of the inner world seems to be mapped; andIf the audience chooses to give up fantasies, the polished stainless steel face becomes an ordinary reflective surface, and this contrast also guides people to reflect on the authenticity of the landscape society.In another of Kapoor’s representative work “Sinking”, the turning black vortex seems to draw the audience into the unknown abyss. Is this abyss the other end of the earth?Or is it an illusion deep inside?Every audience will have their own feelings when gazing into and being stared at by the abyss.As Kapoor said, “a real object can often lead to an intangible feeling”, his work of art seems to be a gap in the real world, through which people can see various possibilities.Kapoor uses materials, light and dark convexities in the space and other characteristics to guide the audience to engage in a spiritual dialogue with the artwork itself.This time, Chinese audiences can see Kapoor’s stainless steel and paint sculptures in Taimiao.”S Curve” is an “S” shaped sculpture formed by the seamless connection of two large pieces of stainless steel, while “C Curve” is a huge piece of curved stainless steel.The convex and concave surfaces on both sides of the two pieces of art reflect the surrounding scene directly and backward.Surrounding these works is another group of Kapoor’s important stainless steel sculptures.These works all present upside-down images, blending the audience into the surrounding buildings and environment, challenging the viewer’s perception experience.C.The use of red pigment has the expectation that it will become a cross-sectional body of strange single-cell individuals.The organizer provided pictures with high-purity colors to increase the visual impact of the work. This is another great magic weapon for Anisch Kapoor’s artistic creation.Among many colors, his favorite is red. Kapoor once said, “Red has some implicit and active sexual characteristics, which fascinates me. I always want to create works with red.”In addition to” Symphony dedicated to the dear sun “, the other three large-scale works in this exhibition of the Central American Art Museum are all based on the theme of” red “.On the third floor of the museum, we can see huge red cubes. Although they seem to be regular in appearance, they are actually scattered with curved surfaces of different shapes. This work is called “A Cross-Sectional Body That Will Be a Unique Single Cell.”It explores the relationship between interior and exterior, body and space, and presents a fascinating biological form design to the audience.When the audience walks into the hidden door, they enter the mysterious cell body, and they can see that the bright red and bright holes are mysteriously connected and intertwined, generating a metaphor about the body, existence and faith.When the audience walks into the work and becomes a part of it, different moods and feelings are transformed into the present, and this mysterious cell structure will also be given different meanings.In addition, the artist’s “Long Travel”, which was arranged in the Argentina Memorial Park in 2017, also came to the Central American Art Museum, which is an industrial landscape work.”Travel”.Photo courtesy of the organizer. We can see that the excavator coated with high-purity blue is stopped on a few hundred tons of red toner.The general profile gives people an extremely enthusiastic and spectacular feeling, which makes the audience can’t help but admire this magnificent visual effect.The large-scale work on the fourth floor of the museum is another large automatic device “My Red Hometown” by Kapoor. In this work, the machine drives the metal arm to insert into the surface of an open container of 25 tons of red soft wax.During an hour of rotation, the waxy surface around the metal arm moves slowly, as if stirring, constantly shaping the shape of the wax and repeatedly forming a unique landscape.Although the volume of this work is not as huge as the first three, the visual impact it brings is not inferior. When the audience faces it, it will be involuntarily attracted to it. All materials and forms are no longer important.With the audience’s meditation and meditation and the imperceptible metal arm moving, time seems to be still at this moment.How can we “understand” Anisch Kapoor?This seems to be the first question that every audience walking in the progress hall thinks about when they face the work of this “red” artist.On this point, perhaps Anisch Kapoor has already expressed the answer-“As an artist, I really have nothing to express.”But, I want to invite people to pursue.”This season, we are all the objects he invites. Everyone has the opportunity to swim and talk in his art, to discover, to feel, to explore, to become part of the imaginary world of Kapoor.Written by: Jia Qianfan, Editor of Sauna Night Network