Antony Gormley

DRIFT, 2007 - 2012

I've never been interested in making statues. Rather than representing the body itself, I try to show the space where the body was. Neither architecture nor anatomy, the DRIFT works are more like the random matrices found in fractal geometry. These bundles of nothing are the most de-materialised works I have ever made. The bodies are free, lost in space, weightless, and with no internal determination - they are not 'acting'. They appear as emergent zones: you cannot be sure whether the bubble matrix is produced by the body zone or the zone by the matrix. This is the closest I get to Brancusi's notion that you can turn an object into light. He did it by polishing sculptures, whereas I have tried to do it by abandoning weight and mass and dissolving surface.

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DRIFT II, 2007

DRIFT II, 2007
2 mm square section stainless steel bar
235 x 150 x 125 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT I, 2007

DRIFT I, 2007
3 mm square stainless steel bar
190 x 270 x 170 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT IV, 2008

DRIFT IV, 2008
1.6 mm stainless steel wire
235 x 385 x 215 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT III, 2008

DRIFT III, 2008
2 mm square section stainless steel bar
260 x 260 x 230 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CUMULUS

CUMULUS, 2008
2 mm square section stainless steel bar
244 x 224 x 210 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT VI, 2010

DRIFT VI, 2010
2 mm square section stainless steel
220 x 315 x 230 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT V, 2010

DRIFT V, 2010
1.6 mm stainless steel wire
204 x 228 x 203 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT VIII, 2011

DRIFT VIII, 2011
2 mm square section stainless steel
205 x 155 x 185 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DRIFT I, 2007 - 2012

DRIFT I, 2007 - 2012
3 mm square section stainless steel bar
362 x 507 x 445 cm
Installation view, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 2012
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO STUDIO

DRIFT III, 2008

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