Antony Gormley

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Year 2020
Medium Carbon and casein on paper
Dimensions 19 x 27.8 cm

About the work

For me, drawing is a form of thinking. But it is also about the medium: using the intrinsic qualities of substances and liquids. It is a kind of oracular process that requires tuning in to the behaviour of substances as much as to the behaviour of the unconscious, like reading images in tea leaves, trying to make a map of a path of feeling, a trajectory of thought. – Antony Gormley

About the artist:

Born 1950 London, Antony Gormley lives and works in London. Graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Saint Martin’s School of Art; and Goldsmiths, University of London.

His work is held in public and private collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Arts Council of England, London; Tate, London; and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.

Selected solo exhibitions and projects include Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Sight: Antony Gormley on the Island of Delos, Delos (2019); Essere, Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); STAND, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2019); Still Moving, Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); Human, Forte di Belvedere, Florence (2015); EXPANSION FIELD, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2014); STILL BEING, [CORPOS PRESENTES], Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2012); Still Standing, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); HORIZON FIELD, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2010); Blind light, Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Our house, Kunsthalle zu Kiel (1997); Malmö Konsthall (1993); and Sculpture, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (1989). Selected group exhibitions include Venice Biennale (2013) and Documenta 8, Kassel (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North, Gateshead; Another Place, Crosby Beach; Exposure, Lelystad; and Chord, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Awards include Turner Prize (1994); and election to the Royal Academy (2003). Gormley was made an Officer of the British Empire (1997), and knighted (2014).

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