Now open to the public, an exhibition of new works by celebrated sculptor Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery is very much worth taking a good long gander at.
The show includes a series of “vast, seething red and white resin and silicon paintings.” These are gnarly and sinewy, suggesting carnal churn reminiscent of a scene in a splatter movie, or ride on a ghost train or a glimpse at a bag of scraps at the local butchery. So … yeah … I loved it – in a beguiled and ‘ew’ sort of way.
Exhibited alongside these chunky paintings – and (if only in my mind) presenting a sort of spectrum of texture – are two smooth and mostly rounded (but with chipped and jaggy edges) pink onyx floor-based sculptures as well as a couple of ultra sleek and reflective wall-mounted stainless steel elliptical sculptures.
Running concurrent to the Kapoor show is an exhibition by minimalist artist Lee Ufan.
Lisson Gallery location at 27-29 and 52 Bell Street, NW1 5DA. The exhibition is at the 52 Bell Street space and runs until 9 May. Admission is free. Find out more at lissongallery.com.