Antony Gormley

CAST BLOCKWORKS, 2005 - 2008

The CAST BLOCKWORKS arose from an attempt to consolidate the relationship between mass and space that had become dispersed in earlier BLOCKWORKS, where the matrices were constructed from six pre-determined rectangular block sizes and had a grid-rule in the their cross-binding.

The CAST BLOCKWORKS replace anatomy with architectonic volumes using stacking, cantilever and balance to achieve a stable structure that is still dynamic.

Increasingly, the blocks have become more robust, often extending beyond the skin in an attempt to evoke particular feelings and tensions. The challenge is to find a way to employ this architectonic language to provoke empathetic feeling.

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SETTLE

SETTLE, 2005
Cast iron
41 x 110 x 70 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

QUARTERS I

QUARTERS I, 2005
Cast iron
196 x 59 x 38 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SETTLEMENT III

SETTLEMENT III, 2005
Cast iron
25.5 x 210 x 62 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

COTCH

COTCH, 2006
Cast iron
90 x 80 x 75 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SPACE STATION MODEL II, 2007

SPACE STATION MODEL II, 2007
Cast iron
55 x 75 x 85 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

LOSS II

LOSS II, 2008
Cast iron
171 x 52 x 50 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London