Antony Gormley

BERMUDA DRAWINGS, 1998

By the second half of the 1990s, Gormley found that drawing was increasingly becoming something that he would do while travelling, as this tended to be the only time that he 'could get away from making sculpture'. This sequence of drawings was made in Bermuda in 1998. During a trip to install a sculpture in the Caribbean island, using the only drawing paper he could find, Gormley produced these 'fluid, flimsy works.' His free associations touch upon the themes:

'over the edge

under the sea

out in space

beyond the pale.'

When travelling, the artist habitually carries materials with him from home (in this case, pigment) and uses others (here, tissue paper and copper sulphate) that he finds at hand on site. Creating one drawing after another, he develops an idea and keeps it going through the momentum of the flow of making in a single intense session of activity.

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

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BESIDE, 1998

BESIDE, 1998
Black pigment and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

CUSP, 1998

CUSP, 1998
Black pigment and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

THROUGH, 1998

THROUGH, 1998
Black pigment and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

ATTACHMENT

ATTACHMENT, 1998
Black pigment and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

NIGHT DREAM (BERMUDA), 1998

NIGHT DREAM (BERMUDA), 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
22.9 x 30.3 cm

ROOT II, 1998

ROOT II, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
23 x 30 cm

ROOT V, 1998

ROOT V, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

FLOAT, 1998

FLOAT, 1998
Carbon and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

CONNECT, 1998

CONNECT, 1998
Carbon and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

THROUGH II, 1998

THROUGH II, 1998
Carbon and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

READY, 1998

READY, 1998
Carbon and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

TOUCH, 1998

TOUCH, 1998
Carbon and casein on paper
30 x 23 cm

REEF, 1998

REEF, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

APPEAR, 1998

APPEAR, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

APPEARANCE, 1998

APPEARANCE, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

SURFACE, 1998

SURFACE, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

CELL, 1998

CELL, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

DIALOGICS, 1998

DIALOGICS, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

FALL, 1998

FALL, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm

ROOT IV, 1998

ROOT IV, 1998
Pigment, casein and copper sulphate on paper
30 x 23 cm