Anish Kapoor
Untitled 1-15, 1994-95

Anish Kapoor, untitled 1, 1994-95, etching

Described by the artist as an ‘interior landscape’, this suite of etchings alludes to both physical presence and psychological space. The etchings are printed using a combination of spitbite and aquatint processes, two opposing techniques in which the etched surface of the plate creates positive and negative forms respectively. The exploration of polarities; solid and intangible forms, positive and negative space, presence and absence; is evident in Kapoor’s sculpture at the time, such as Abstract Box, 1995, also included in the SLG collection. The artist explained: “I’ve moved towards an emptying out of the form, towards a vacant space. I’m trying to find that in these prints.”