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Anish Kapoor

Indian,  Artist
Total Quotes : 42
Powerful I Am Proud

I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.

- Anish Kapoor

Ideas Grow Other

All ideas grow out of other ideas.

- Anish Kapoor

Away Sufficiently Subject

Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away.

- Anish Kapoor

Work Deep Will

A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.

- Anish Kapoor

World Problem Symbolic

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.

- Anish Kapoor

Feel Everything I Feel

I feel there's everything to do yet.

- Anish Kapoor

Art Objects Artists

Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.

- Anish Kapoor

Game Making Very

Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80.

- Anish Kapoor

Art Myself End

I, in the end, make art for myself.

- Anish Kapoor

Involvement Viewer Itself

The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint. And without your involvement as a viewer, there is no story.

- Anish Kapoor

Boredom Possibilities

It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.

- Anish Kapoor

Next Studio Sold

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing.

- Anish Kapoor

Artist Always Going

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.

- Anish Kapoor

Eye Very Quick

The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately.

- Anish Kapoor

Aesthetic Making Studio

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.

- Anish Kapoor

Within Terror Subjects

What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror.

- Anish Kapoor

Idea Unto Itself

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.

- Anish Kapoor

Kind Form Almost

Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form.

- Anish Kapoor

Some Which Symbolic

One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality.

- Anish Kapoor

Artist Role Pursue

It's the role of the artist to pursue content.

- Anish Kapoor