Art review: Anish Kapoor at the Lisson Gallery

Kapoor has a long-term fascination with the legend of Marsyas

Lisson Gallery | Until 9 May

This new solo show by one of Britain’s most famous sculptors marks his return to painted works. A triptych of silicon and resin pieces dominates one room; raised red and burgundy bringing to mind torn flesh.
The works are in part a continuation of Kapoor’s long-term fascination with the legend of Marsyas, whose skin was flayed by the Greek god Apollo and whose name was used as title for the artist’s 2002 Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern, although it also feels like a reflection on more current conflicts.

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