Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Kapoor wear a maroon tie and are named after Sir Anish Kapoor, CBE RA is an Indian sculptor. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design.

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Perhaps most famous for public sculptures that are both adventures in form and feats of engineering, he manoeuvres between vastly different scales, across numerous series of work.

Immense PVC skins, stretched or deflated; concave or convex mirrors whose reflections attract and swallow the viewer; recesses carved in stone and pigmented so as to disappear: these voids and protrusions summon up deep-felt metaphysical polarities of presence and absence, concealment and revelation.

Forms turn themselves inside out, womb-like, and materials are not painted but impregnated with colour, as if to negate the idea of an outer surface, inviting the viewer to the inner reaches of the imagination.

Kapoor’s geometric forms from the early 1980s, for example, rise up from the floor and appear to be made of pure pigment, while the viscous, blood-red wax sculptures from the last ten years – kinetic and self-generating – ravage their own surfaces and explode the quiet of the gallery environment. There are resonances with mythologies of the ancient world – Indian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman – and with modern times, where 20th century events loom large

KAPOOR TUTOR TEAM

7 Kapoor Mr Wilson

8 Kapoor Ms Ryley

9 Kapoor Mr Sharpe / Ms Holmes

10 Kapoor Ms Cavallito (Tuesdays) / Ms Gerrard (Weds - Fridays)

11 Kapoor Ms Crawford (Weds - Friday) / Ms Schwartz (Tuesday & Friday)
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