Anish Kapoor comes out of the dark into the light

He's just bought the rights to the darkest black in the world - now he's moved into the lightest studio in the world
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Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com
Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor may have exclusive artistic rights to a new, scientifically developed, super-dark pigment, Vantablack. Yet he’s also pretty keen to let the light in when he wants to.

 

Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com
Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com

The British practice Caseyfierro Architects has transformed a series of buildings in South London into a set of brilliantly-lit studio spaces for the artist. The studio, which took a mammoth five years to complete, includes huge fabrication buildings for the artist’s large-scale works, as well as modest, though equally well-illuminated, drawing studios.

 

Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com
Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com

Caseyfierro worked around the artist, tailoring in its building works – which included the removal of an entire floor to make way for a north-facing 16 X 4 metre translucent clerestory window (just below roof level) to suit the light-and-dark loving sculptor.

 

Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com
Anish Kapoor's new studio complex by Caseyfierro Architects. Image courtesy of caseyfierro.com

For more lucid insight into this important contemporary artist, order a copy of our substantial beautifully presented monograph here.


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