By Anish Kapoor

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88 x 79 cm

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One of the most influential sculptors of the UK and internationally, Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 1970's. The depiction of the tree is full of life although at first sight we are drawn to the dry and leafless tree branches. The background shining light and red colour strikes give life to the tree. There is something anatomical to this image, something which reminds us of intertwined blood vessels and mussels in human bodies, as depicted in educational books.

One of the most influential sculptors of his generation, Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 1970's, when he studied at the Hornsey College of Art and the Chelsea School of Art. His solo exhibitions have been held in Madrid, Bordeaux, Munich, Vienna, Delhi and Mumbai, and in 2009 he became the first living artist to have a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London. He represented Britain at the Biennale de Paris festival in 1982 and the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, where he was awarded the Premio Duemila. His other accomplishments include winning the Turner Prize in 1991, recieving the Unilever Commission for the Tate Modern in 2002.

Kapoor was elected to the Royal Academy in 1999 and awarded a CBE in 2003. In 2011 he recieved the Praemium Imperiale of Japan and was made a Commander in the Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres. In 2012, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours.

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