Sandstone and pigment by Anish Kapoor

Vantablack is a color developed by Surrey NanoSystems in the United Kingdom and it’s one of the darkest substances ever known, absorbing up to 99.965% of visible light. The name is combination of acronym VANTA (vertically aligned nanotube arrays) and color black. After Surrey NanoSystem developed this color they were contacted by many artist who were interested to use Vantablack in their art.

They decided to give exclusive rights to British Indian sculptor and conceptual artist Anish Kapoor to use Vantablack in his art. About rage they made by this decision you can read here.

Anish Kapoor’s sculpture has dominated contemporary art for almost three decades. He is well known for working negative space and voids, through literal holes in materials like stone and red wax. Some of his famous artworks are Cloud Gate in front of Chicago’s Millennium Park and 375 foot tall spiral ladder ArcelorMittel Orbit observation tower for the London Olympics.