Antony Gormley

LATER CAST BLOCKWORKS, 2010 - 2011

The LATER CAST BLOCKWORKS describe the space of the body in stacked masses that question its stability. They use the construction language of the built world; pillars and lintels, to evoke the inner condition of the body, treating the body less as a thing than a place.

There is a tension between a suggested symmetry and the actual articulation of a body, so that very slight variations in the alignment of the blocks can be read empathetically as an indication of the total body feeling.

All of these pieces attempt to treat the body as a condition; being, not doing.  The head of STACK is titled back in an attitude of tense expectancy making the whole work an unstable mass that displaces as well as witnesses, space.

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STACK

STACK, 2010
Grey iron
179 x 45 x 42 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

WITNESS III, 2010

WITNESS III, 2010
Cast iron
186 x 45.7 x 34.3 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

2 X SPLICE [1/2]

2 X SPLICE [1/2], 2010
Cast iron
179.5 x 45 x 31 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

BLOCK

BLOCK, 2010
Cast iron
186.4 x 44.6 x 37.2 cm
Photograph by Stephen White

LIST IV, 2010

LIST IV, 2010
Cast iron
183 x 44.9 x 33 cm

SHRIVE VIII

SHRIVE VIII, 2010
Cast iron
181 x 42 x 44 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STOCK

STOCK, 2010
Cast iron
187.9 x 45.1 x 37.6 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FORCE, 2010

FORCE, 2010
Cast iron
176 x 47 x 41 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CONSTRUCT IV

CONSTRUCT IV, 2010
Cast iron
189 x 40 x 35 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SHRIVE VII [TWISTED], 2011

SHRIVE VII [TWISTED], 2011
Cast iron
177 x 46 x 40 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STOCK III, 2017

STOCK III, 2017
Cast iron
187 x 45 x 38 cm
548 Kg
Photograph by Stephen White, London