I have always been interested in objects that have this sense about themselves — not that they were made, but that they were always there. I feel deeply that art has a kind of religious function. Somehow it is not enough that an object is made, that it is fashioned, there is need to go beyond the fashioning.
In the second half of the 1980s, Indian-British sculptor Anish Kapoor experimented with simple forms with monochromatic surfaces of different optical and tactile properties – from reflective to highly saturated ones. His work ventures into ontological issues; just take a look at the titles The Origin of the World and At the Hub of Things.