Antony Gormley

TANKER DRAWINGS, 2013 - 2014

The 'Dark drawings'… act as a sort of counterpoint: they map a parallel and imaginary projection into and a repeated probing of the inner dimensions of the 'Expansion works' - dimensions of which the sculptures' external forms give us an indication, but only an incomplete measure. The impulses implied in these series of drawings, suspended in a kind of tension between density and weightlessness, darkness and light, connect with the words of the great thinker of space Gaston Bachelard: 'Immensity is within ourselves. It is attached to the sort of expansion of being that life curbs and caution arrests, but which starts again when we are alone. As soon as we become motionless, we are elsewhere; we are dreaming in a world that is immense.'

Extract from Martin Caiger-Smith, METER, Salzburg: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2013, p. 33

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GRIP I, 2013

GRIP I, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

MANIFOLD I, 2013

MANIFOLD I, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD II, 2013

MANIFOLD II, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD III, 2013

MANIFOLD III, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
19.2 x 14.2 cm

MANIFOLD IV, 2013

MANIFOLD IV, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD V, 2013

MANIFOLD V, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD VI, 2014

MANIFOLD VI, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19.2 x 14.4 cm

GUT, 2013

GUT, 2013
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 13.9 cm

STAND II, 2014

STAND II, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19.3 x 14.2 cm

REST, 2014

REST, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14.1 cm

MANIFOLD VII, 2014

MANIFOLD VII, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19.2 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD XII, 2014

MANIFOLD XII, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19.3 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD XI, 2014

MANIFOLD XI, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
18.8 x 13.8 cm

MANIFOLD X, 2014

MANIFOLD X, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19.5 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD IX, 2014

MANIFOLD IX, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19.7 x 14 cm

MANIFOLD VIII, 2014

MANIFOLD VIII, 2014
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14.4 cm