Artist Makes ‘Blackest Black Paint in the World’ to Protest Anish Kapoor – 艺术家制作“世界上最黑的黑漆”来抗议阿尼什·卡普尔。

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31 Jan 2019

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Artist Makes ‘Blackest Black Paint in the World’ to Protest Anish Kapoor

By Frieze News Desk

31 Jan 2019

Stuart Semple’s ‘black hole in a bottle’, which absorbs 99% of light, will be available to all – except Kapoor

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Artist Makes ‘Blackest Black Paint in the World’ to Protest Anish Kapoor - 艺术家制作“世界上最黑的黑漆”来抗议阿尼什·卡普尔。

‘Black 3.0’ paint. © Stuart Semple

Three years ago, Anish Kapoor stoked the ire of the art world by acquiring the exclusive license to use the ‘Vantablack’ pigment, made from carbon nanotubes – the military-grade substance is manufactured by Surrey NanoSystems and billed as so dark that it absorbs 99.96 percent of light. Kapoor’s decision soon came under fire from fellow artists over his monopolization of the paint – and one artist has now gone a step further. Stuart Semple has launched a Kickstarter for his own brand of ultra-black paint, with the project already fully funded.

Semple has described his ‘Black 3.0’ pigment as ‘the blackest, the mattest paint in the known universe […] It’s like a black hole or a void in a bottle.’ He claims that it can absorb 99 percent of light, just shy of Vantablack’s own capabilities. Semple’s project boasts of formulating a new acrylic polymer to hold the pigment: ‘it’s special because it has more available bonds than any other acrylic polymer being used in paints […] leading to a really dense pigment load and a depth of colour not previously possible.’ His Kickstarter project has raised over GBP£63,000, surpassing its initial GBP£25,000 goal.

While Semple’s paint will be made available for all to purchase and use, his Kickstarter project names one exception: ‘By backing this project you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not backing this on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make its way into the hands of Anish Kapoor.’

Anish Kapoor next to Descent into Limbo (1992), 2018, Serralves Foundation, Porto. © AFP; photograph: Miguel Riopa

Artist Makes ‘Blackest Black Paint in the World’ to Protest Anish Kapoor - 艺术家制作“世界上最黑的黑漆”来抗议阿尼什·卡普尔。

Anish Kapoor next to Descent into Limbo (1992), 2018, Serralves Foundation, Porto. © AFP; photograph: Miguel Riopa

Kapoor’s 1992 artwork Descent into Limbo, consisting of a 2.5-metre-deep hole in the ground, painted black to give the impression of an endless drop, made headlines last year after a man fell into it while it was on display at Portugal’s Serralves contemporary art museum. ‘What can I say? It is a shame,’ the artist commented.

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新闻/frieze新闻台2019年1月31日新闻/艺术家制作“世界上最黑的黑漆”,以抗议frieze新闻台的Anish Kapoor2019年1月31日,除了Kapoor Landscapeblack30.jpg “黑色3.0”油漆外,Stuart Semple的“瓶中黑洞”可吸收99%的光。礼貌:三年前,阿尼什·卡普尔(Anish Kapoor)获得了使用碳纳米管制成的“万塔贝克”颜料的独家许可证,这一军事级物质由萨里纳米系统公司(Surrey Nanosystems)制造,被称为“暗到可以吸收99.96%的光”,从而激起了艺术界的愤怒。卡普尔的决定很快就受到了同行艺术家们的抨击,因为他对绘画的垄断,现在有一位艺术家走得更远了。斯图亚特·塞姆普已经为自己的超黑油漆品牌推出了一款Kickstarter,该项目已经获得了全部资金。Semple将他的“黑色3.0”颜料描述为“已知宇宙中最黑、最哑光的颜料”……]它就像一个黑洞或瓶子中的一个空隙。“他声称它能吸收99%的光,这与Vantaback自身的能力相去甚远。”Semple的项目夸耀自己开发了一种新的丙烯酸聚合物来保持这种颜料:“它是特殊的,因为它比任何其他用于油漆的丙烯酸聚合物都有更多的可用键[……]导致了颜料的密度和颜色的深度,这在以前是不可能的。”他的Kickstarter项目已经筹集到超过6.3万英镑,超过了6.3万英镑。它最初的目标是25000英镑。尽管Semple的油漆可供所有人购买和使用,但Kickstarter项目中有一个例外:“通过支持本项目,您确认您不是Anish Kapoor,您与Anish Kapoor没有任何关联,您不是代表Anish Kapoor或Anish Kapoor的合伙人支持本项目。据你所知,信息和信仰将不会进入安尼施·卡普尔的手中。“安尼施·卡普尔在《堕落到地狱》(1992),2018,Selralves基金会,波尔图。礼貌:AFP;照片:米格尔Riopa 安尼什卡普尔旁边下降到地狱(1992),2018,塞拉尔夫基金会,波尔图。礼貌:法新社;照片:米盖尔·里奥帕·卡普尔1992年的艺术作品跌入了边缘,由一个2.5米深的地下洞组成,涂成黑色,给人一种无休止的下降的印象。去年,一名男子在葡萄牙塞拉尔夫当代艺术博物馆展出时跌入其中,成为头条新闻。我能说什么?“真可惜,”艺术家评论道。Frieze新闻台新闻/Anish Kapoor Vantablack Stuart Semple Black 3.0油漆新闻


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