Antony Gormley

BREATHING ROOM, 2005 - 2010

The Breathing Room drawings unusually predate the sculpture of the same name.  The most recent drawings in the series Breathing Room vividly capture something of the effect of the glowing light as it appears in the gallery against the suddenly plunged darkness of the space. The interconnecting space frames of the installation are created through the use of lines made with a fine brush dipped in household bleach which removes the ink from its paper support and makes the negative outlines glow. This device reflects the uncertain terrain of what constitutes the installation: 'The object hovers between being architecture and being an image of architecture.' The result for the viewer, in both drawings and installations, is to be caught up in an indeterminacy of perspectival viewpoint. 

Text by Anna Moszynska, from DRAWING SPACE, Published by MACRO, 2010

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BREATHING ROOM II

BREATHING ROOM II, 2005
Black pigment on paper
77 x 111 cm

BREATHING ROOM, 2007

BREATHING ROOM, 2007
Lithograph on 300 gsm Velin dĀ“Arches paper
78 x 121 cm
Edition of 40
Published by Edition Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

BREATHING ROOM VII

BREATHING ROOM VII, 2007
Carbon and casein on paper
77 x 111 cm

BREATHING ROOM VIII

BREATHING ROOM VIII, 2007
Carbon and casein on paper
77 x 111 cm

BREATHING ROOM X, 2010

BREATHING ROOM X, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm

BREATHING ROOM XI, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XI, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm

Breathing Room IX, 2010

BREATHING ROOM IX, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XII, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XII, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

Breathing Room XIII, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XIII, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XIV, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XIV, 2010
Ink on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XV, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XV, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XXIV, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XXIV, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XVII, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XVII, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photographby Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XXIII, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XXIII, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London

BREATHING ROOM XX, 2010

BREATHING ROOM XX, 2010
Ink and bleach on paper
77 x 111 cm
Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates, London