Antony Gormley

COLLAGES, 1997

In 1997, Gormley made a series of forty-three collages, assembled from postcards, newsprint or photographs adhered with PVA. Additional drawing was executed in charcoal, pencil or pigment with the occasional use of soya oil, olive oil, white varnish, liquin and Tippex. The artist describes the series as, 'loose assemblies making loose associations'. Themes include walking and landscape; the feminine principle and the spirit world; the disembodied brain; astronomy, astrology and flight; ecology and palaeontology; body-space and the 'second skin'. A number include homages to other artists or their works; Pablo Picasso and Mantegna are shown here, while Goya and more contemporary artists are referenced elsewhere in the series. The use of collage opens up further sets of possibilities, allowing the artist to make free associations, to use found or imagined things, to experiment with the 'frame' of architecture and drawing, to acknowledge the work of other artists and art forms and to explore 'parallel worlds'.

Text by Anna Moszynska, from ANTONY GORMLEY DRAWING, Published by The British Museum Press, 2002

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ASTRONAUTS, 1997

ASTRONAUTS, 1997
Printed card, black pigment, pencil and PVA on paper
29 x 38 cm

LANDING, 1997

LANDING, 1997
Newsprint, pigment, charcoal, correction fluid and PVA on paper
29 x 38 cm

MALE PERSPECTIVE

MALE PERSPECTIVE, 1997
Pencil, PVA, postcard, casein, pencil and pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

STEREO, 1997

STEREO, 1997
Olive oil, pigment, casein, printed card and adhesive stickers on paper
29 x 38 cm

TOUCH, 1997

TOUCH, 1997
Postcard, liquin, pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

Gaining a Singular Point of View, 1997

GAINING A SINGULAR POINT OF VIEW, 1997
Printed card, PVA, oil and black pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

ATRIUS' WOMB

ATRIUS' WOMB, 1997
Printed card, PVA, black pigment, olive oil and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

BEFORE THE BEASTS

BEFORE THE BEASTS, 1997
Printed card, black pigment, pencil and PVA on paper
29 x 40.5 cm

BETWEEN PLACES

BETWEEN PLACES, 1997
Printed card, pencil, olive oil and black pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

COVER

COVER, 1997
Printed card and black pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE, 1997
Printed card, black pigment, masking tape and PVA on paper
29 x 38 cm

FINDING A PLACE FINDING A PLANE

FINDING A PLACE FINDING A PLANE, 1997
Printed card, pencil and PVA on paper
29 x 38 cm

HOME, SELF, NOT SELF AND THE ALIEN WITHIN

HOME, SELF, NOT SELF AND THE ALIEN WITHIN, 1997
Printed card, shellac, varnish, black pigment and pencil on paper
31 x 38 cm

IMAGINATION

IMAGINATION, 1997
Printed card, pencil and black pigment on paper
31 x 37 cm

LEVELS

LEVELS, 1997
Printed card, pencil and black pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

LIGHT GOLD

LIGHT GOLD, 1997
Printed card and olive oil on paper
29 x 38 cm

MONOCHROME AND BODYSPACE

MONOCHROME AND BODYSPACE, 1997
Printed card, black pigment and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

ALOOF, 1997

ALOOF, 1997
Printed card, PVA and pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

ARRIVAL, 1997

ARRIVAL, 1997
Printed card, PVA, tissue paper, pigment and oil on paper
29 x 38 cm

AT REST, 1997

AT REST, 1997
Printed card, PVA, pigment and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

BOX, 1997

BOX, 1997
Polaroid, organic soya oil, pigment on paper
29 x 38 cm

FREUD'S FRONT DOOR AND THE RED NURSE, 1997

FREUD'S FRONT DOOR AND THE RED NURSE, 1997
Postcard, pigment, pencil, liquin on paper
29 x 38 cm

INFECTION, 1997

INFECTION, 1997
Varnish, pigment, pencil, postcard on paper
29 x 38 cm

IDEAS AROUND SPACE

IDEAS AROUND SPACE, 1997
Varnish, postcard, pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

JUNCTION, 1997

JUNCTION, 1997
Postcard, pigment, PVA and printed paper on paper
29 x 38 cm

MORE TROUBLE WITH PERSPECTIVE, 1997

MORE TROUBLE WITH PERSPECTIVE, 1997
Pigment, graphite, oil, PVA and printed card on paper
29 x 38 cm

MOUNT, 1997

MOUNT, 1997
Printed card, PVA, pigment and graphite on paper
29 x 38 cm

A NECESSARY DISTANCE, 1997

A NECESSARY DISTANCE, 1997
Printed card, PVA, black pigment and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

PALEOTELEO, 1997

PALEOTELEO, 1997
Printed card, black pigment, olive oil and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

PRESENCE & DISTANCE

PRESENCE & DISTANCE, 1997
Printed card, black pigment and pencil on paper
31 x 38 cm

PROJECTION: MEMORY, 1997

PROJECTION: MEMORY, 1997
Postcard, oil and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

REACH II, 1997

REACH II, 1997
Photograph, pigment, pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm

REST, 1997

REST, 1997
Black pigment, printed card and oil on paper
29 x 38 cm

SHELTER, 1997

SHELTER, 1997
Printed card, black pigment, pencil and PVA on paper
29 x 38 cm

SPLIT PASSAGE, 1997

SPLIT PASSAGE, 1997
Printed card, black pigment and pencil on paper
29 x 38 cm