Yellow Rising 01
Edition of 39
Sheet size: 72.5 x 96.5 cm (28 9/16 x 38 in)
Signed and numbered by the artist on the reverse
Published in 2018
Anish Kapoor is known for elegant sculptures of geometric and organic forms, which he fabricates with feats of engineering. Over the last three decades, he has developed a fascination with working negative space and voids into his pieces through a close attention to the sensations of materials, such as steel, fiberglass, cement, alabaster, pigments, or wax. Kapoor creates environments in which the mind and body are transformed by the gradations of colour, evoking sensorial experience through a minimalist vocabulary.
In Yellow Rising, Kapoor turns his fascination with negative space to a two-dimensional surface, creating a hypnotic plane that pulls the viewer in. The bright ink echoes the characteristic colour pigments found in his three-dimensional works, employing vivid colour gradations that result in a sculptural quality. The wonderment and dynamic energy of sculptural form is infused into the etching.