Visit London and View Work by Anish Kapoor and Gabriel Orozco
Various artists are currently showing work in London, Anish Kapoor the British scupltor who work can be seen throughout Kensington Gardens in West London (28 Sept – March 13) and Gabriel Orozco the Mexican artist is showing work at the Tate Gallery (Jan 19 – 25 April).Serviced City Pads supply a range of Serviced Apartments throughout London.Anish Kapoor the British scupltor of Indian Origin was born in Mumbai however has worked in London since the early 1970’s where moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. K appor’s pieces are frequently simple, curved forms, usually monochronic and brightly coloured. Most often, the intention is to engage the viewer, producing awe through their size and simple beauty, evoking mystery through the work’s dark cavities, tactility through their inviting surfaces, and fascinationthrough their refelective facades. His early pieces rely on powder pigment to cover the works and floor around them. Such use of the pigment characterised his first high profile exhibit as part of the New Sculture exhibition at the Hayward Gallery London 1978. Kapoor has produced a number of large works, including Taratantara, a 35 metre-tall piece installed in Baltic Flour Mills in Gateshead. Since 2006 Cloud Gate, a 110 ton stainless steel sculture with a mirror finish, has been permanently installed at Millennium Park in Chicago.Serviced City Pads.
In 2010 Kapoor was commissioned to create ‘Turning the World Upside Down, Jerusalem’, and installed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The sculpture is described as a 16-foot tall polished-steel hourglass and it reflects and reverses the Jerusalem sky and museums’ landscape, a likely reference to the city’s duality of celestial and earthly, holy and profane. Kapoor also designed the Arcelor Mitaal Orbit, a 115 metre spiral sculpture of the Olympic rings. Planned to be built in time for the 2012 Olympic games in London, this piece will be the largest example of public art in the UK when completed.
Gabriel Orozco’s was born in 1962 in Mexico and has been called one of the most influential artists of the this decade, and probably the next one too. He was born in Jalapa, Veracruz and educated in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas between 1981 and 1984. He then continued his eduction in Madrid at the Circulo de Bellas Artes between 1986 and 1987. A constant world traveler since 1991, Orozco and wife Maria Gutierrez, alonf with their son Simon, divide their time between Paris, New York and Mexico City. Serviced City Pads.
Orozco’s exploration of the use of video, drawings, and installations, in addition to his photgraphs and scultures, allows the audience imagination to explore creative associations between oft-ignored objects in todays world. His work permits a rarely allowed interaction between the artwork and the audience. For instance, visitors to the museum of contemporary art in los angeles, California could play a four person game of table tennis on Orozco’s Ping Pong Table. The work’s centre is a lily pond with four hemispherical ping pong table pieces arranged in a clover shape around it. Serviced City Pads supply short and long stay serviced apartments throughout London.