Modern and Contemporary Art from India
February 25, 2011 through September 4, 2011, San Jose Museum of Art
UNTITLED From “Kubi” Series, 2006
Gouache on paper
31 x 36 ½ inches
Private collection
Photo: Courtesy Haunch of Venison, New York and London
Anish Kapoor
Born 1954, Mumbai (formerly Bombay)
Lives and works in London
One of the most significant sculptors of his generation, Anish Kapoor titled this series “Kubi” after the headstreams of the Brahmaputra River, which is located in the Himalayan Mountains of southwestern Tibet.  Red, the color the artist sees as most central to concepts of earth and body, is used liberally, drawing the eye to a central energy and out of the surrounding darkness. Here, the mysterious realm of darkness is rich and uniquely vibrant. Through its relationship to geography, this work investigates the interconnectivity and striking intricacy of nature.