Antony Gormley

PARAFFIN, 1997

The fluid distillation derived from petroleum is mixed with blue and black pigment, sometimes offset by a more concentrated black pigment and by a generous pouring of soya oil which acts as an aureole around the central grey areas. Themes of spirit and materialisation come to the fore here as the spreading fluid creates ambiguous, haunting shapes within each drawing. The initial idea behind this series was a 'yoke or an area of potential surrounded by albumen or life-giving power. Drawing, pigment and medium are presented as independent agents, echoing conscious, matter and the living body.' Text by Anna Moszynska, from ANTONY GORMLEY DRAWING, Published by The British Museum Press, 2002

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MORPH, 1997

MORPH, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment and oil on paper
39 x 57 cm

ONE TWO, 1997

ONE TWO, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, oil and charcoal on paper
57 x 39 cm

KEEP, 1997

KEEP, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, soya oil, charcoal and correction fluid on paper
57 x 76 cm

PRACTICE, 1997

PRACTICE, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, linseed oil and soya oil on paper
57 x 76 cm

WAITING II, 1997

WAITING II, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, oil and charcoal on paper
39 x 57 cm

WAITING I, 1997

WAITING I, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, oil and charcoal on paper
39 x 57 cm

DOUBLE, 1997

DOUBLE, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, oil and charcoal on paper
20 x 29 cm

PROMISE, 1997

PROMISE, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, oil and charcoal on paper
28.5 x 20 cm

WAIT, 1997

WAIT, 1997
Paraffin, black pigment, oil and charcoal on paper
20 x 29 cm

AGREEMENT, 1997

AGREEMENT, 1997
Paraffin, oil and charcoal on paper
39 x 57 cm