The black water whirlpool installation was first shown (below) in 2014 at the Kochi Biennale and “builds on Kapoor’s concern with non-objects and with auto-generated form. In its state of flux and motion, Descension confronts us with a perpetual force and a downward pull into an unknowable interior.”
Photo by Dheeraj Thakur, at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014-15
A larger version recently appeared at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, and can be seen until September 5th, 2015.
Descension, 500cm x 500cm, at the Galleria Continua
“I have always thought of it (the void)… as a transitional space, an in-between space. It’s very much to do with time. I have always been interested as an artist in that very first moment of creativity where everything is possible and nothing has actually happened. It’s a space of becoming.”
— Anish Kapoor
Also worth a look is the artist’s earlier work, Ascension, here installed in the Basilica di San Giorgio.
Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954. In the 70s he moved to London, where he still lives and works today.