Antony Gormley

BEAMERS, 2009 - 2018

The BEAMERS are an evolution of the early BLOCKWORKS and the recent BLOCKERS.

Rather than working with volumes that fit within the different parts of the body mass, the whole form is made up of interlocking beams that run in all three axes and touch the surface of the volume at both ends.

The BEAMERS describe the body in terms of the tectonics of post and lintel architecture, and attempt to translate body mass into the equivalent of a high-rise tower. Most of the early BEAMERS have a clockwork twist with the head turned 90 degrees from the feet.

The challenge going forward will be how to use the maximum differential of beam section and the minimum number of elements to evoke this observing body.

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CAST

CAST, 2009
Cast iron
192 x 37 x 45 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CAST II

CAST II, 2009
Cast iron
192.5 x 45.5 x 35 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CAST III

CAST III, 2009
Cast iron
193 x 45 x 37 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CAST IV

CAST IV, 2009
Cast iron
192 x 45 x 37 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CAST V

CAST V, 2009
Cast iron
192 x 46 x 36 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CAST VI

CAST VI, 2009
Cast iron
192 x 45 x 37 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BUILD, 2010

BUILD, 2010
Variable mild steel blocks
193 x 45 x 40 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BUILD II

BUILD II, 2010
Variable mild steel blocks
193 x 43 x 39 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TOWER II, 2010

TOWER II, 2010
Cast iron
191 x 44 x 34 cm
323 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TOWER III, 2010

TOWER III, 2010
Cast iron
192 x 45 x 35 cm
280.5 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BUILD III

BUILD III, 2010
20 mm, 30 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm square mild steel bar
193 x 45 x 35.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STACK III, 2010

STACK III, 2010
Mild steel block
192 x 43 x 38 cm
522 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TOWER IV, 2010

TOWER IV, 2010
TOWER IV, 2010
Cast iron
192 x 46 x 35 cm
271 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STUMP III, 2011

STUMP III, 2011
STUMP III, 2011
Cast iron
113 x 107 x 45 cm
292 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London

YIELD, 2013

YIELD, 2013
Cast iron
160.5 x 62 x 49 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London