A shiny black monolith stands before you, towering over you at almost 12 feet tall. Its polished surface reflects the world around it, creating a unique effect where it appears almost invisible against certain backgrounds. Upon closer inspection, intricate etchings are visible, covering every inch of its surface, creating a web of lines and shapes that seem to move when viewed from different angles. The center of the monolith houses a pulsating light source, which illuminates the surrounding area, casting shadows that dance in time with the light.
The piece, titled “Omni”, is a captivating work of art that mesmerizes anyone who takes the time to fully explore it. Created by artist Anish Kapoor, “Omni” is a statement on the power of light and form to create a sense of awe in those who experience it. The piece has inspired many artists over the years, including today’s featured artist, Frank Bueltge. His homage to the original work, titled “Omnipresence”, has just been released at the popular Museum of Contemporary Art. Bueltge’s work is a tribute to Kapoor’s genius, reimagining the monolithic form in a way that is unique to his vision. Check out Bueltge’s previous work, “Exploring Human Mortality: The Fragility of Life”, here.