What’s blacker than black?
The answer is Vantablack.
Dubbed as the world’s darkest material – this black swallows up all light that hits it’s surface and is akin to looking into a black hole. It has been created by Surrey Nano Systems, a small British tech company who aim to use the material for blocking out light in telescopes and other scientific purposes. But it turns out that it will also be used for artistic purposes too. Anish Kapoor has acquired exclusive rights to use the pigment within his artwork. The usage will build on his previous works such as Vessel, giving off an exaggerated perception of depth. The exclusivity echoes the work of Yves Klein, whose trademark ultramarine blue was developed specially for his own work.