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Anish Kapoor Quotes

A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.

All ideas grow out of other ideas.

Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.

Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80.

Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away.

I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.

I feel there's everything to do yet.

I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.

I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don't. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I'll come back to.

I, in the end, make art for myself.

I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work.

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.

I've nothing to say.

If you get a bad review, you take that in your stride.

It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.

It's the role of the artist to pursue content.

Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic.

Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form.

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing.