Anish Kapoor: Suck 2008
Suck has been installed in a peaceful woodland setting at Jupiter Artland. It is surrounded by a 17 feet square cage which enables the viewer to glimpse the smooth curves of the void sinking into the earth. The void descends to an infinite depth into which one is drawn. It engenders a sense of dislocation and a fear of being pulled into the abyss.
Anish Kapoor was born in 1954 in Mumbai, India and has lived in London since the early 70s when he studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design.
Over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in London and all over the world. His solo shows have included venues such as Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid, CAPC in Bordeaux, Haus der Kunst in Munich and most recently ICA Boston and MAK Vienna. He has also participated internationally in many group shows including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, the Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery in London, Documenta IX in Kassel, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Anish Kapoor was awarded the “Premio Duemila” at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize Award in 1991 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the London Institute in 1997 and a CBE in 2003. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York and Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy.