Antony Gormley

MASSIVE BLOCKWORKS, 2011 - 2012

The first twelve works in this series were exhibited at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano and use the same poses cast for the seminal work, CRITICAL MASS (1996). They range from a low crouching position to squatting, sitting, kneeling and standing - a basic syntax of human postures. Depending on its orientation the same posture can convey a variety of emotional states.

The use of rectilinear units refers both to the idea of pixelisation of the human form, but also the rooms and buildings of our architectural habitat. The works put the formal purity of Modernist abstraction to work to evoke human states of mind. Using the language of stacking, propping and cantilevering they produce a somatic sense of containment mirroring that which exists our urban environment.

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STUMP II, 2012

STUMP II, 2012
Cast iron
116 x 44 x 103 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

REIGN, 2012

REIGN, 2012
Cast iron
73 x 44 x 146 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

POLE II, 2012

POLE II, 2012
Cast iron
194 x 46 x 32 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CLASP IV, 2011

CLASP IV, 2011
Cast iron
190 x 40 x 31 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CLUTCH IX, 2011

CLUTCH IX, 2011
Cast iron
91 x 44 x 73 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

HOLD III, 2011

HOLD III, 2011
Cast iron
76 x 43.5 x 56.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CORNER, 2011

CORNER, 2011
Cast iron
79 x 45 x 65 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

PUSH IV, 2012

PUSH IV, 2012
Cast iron
164 x 46 x 45 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

PROP, 2012

PROP, 2012
Cast iron
160 x 47 x 63 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

GRASP II, 2012

GRASP II, 2012
Cast iron
60 x 54 x 59 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SHORE, 2012

SHORE, 2012
Cast iron
88 x 47 x 57 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SUBJECT, 2012

SUBJECT, 2012
Cast iron
142 x 44 x 71 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

RELIEF II, 2012

RELIEF II, 2012
Cast iron
33.5 x 198.5 x 42.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

RETREAT, 2012

RETREAT, 2012
Cast iron
49 x 62 x 75 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STRAND, 2012

STRAND, 2012
Cast iron
25.5 x 66.5 x 196.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

STRETCH II, 2012

STRETCH II, 2012
Cast iron
135.5 x 67 x 49 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

REST II, 2012

REST II, 2012
Cast iron
58.5 x 120.5 x 69 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SLUMP, 2012

SLUMP, 2012
Cast iron
149.5 x 57.5 x 73.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

Ease, 2012

EASE, 2012
Cast iron
31.5 x 151 x 71.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

COTCH IX, 2012

COTCH IX, 2012
Cast iron
81.5 x 61 x 64.5 cm
Installation view White Cube Bermondsey, London, England, 2012
Photograph by Benjamin Westoby

SLUMP, 2012

SLUMP, 2012
Cast iron
149.5 x 57.5 x 73.5 cm
Installation view White Cube Bermondsey, London, England, 2012
Photograph by Benjamin Westoby

SHRIVE XV [TWISTED], 2012

SHRIVE XV [TWISTED], 2012
Cast iron
214.5 x 43 x 36 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

CLAMP, 2012

CLAMP, 2012
Cast iron
167 x 69 x 55 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SPLAY, 2012

SPLAY, 2012
Cast iron
73 x 50 x 131 cm
Installation view, White Cube Bermondsey, London, England, 2012
Photograph by Benjamin Westoby

WARD, 2012

WARD, 2012
Cast iron
220 x 39 x 34 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

Vessel, Galleria Continua San Gimignano, ItalyVessel, Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Italy Model, White Cube, Bermondsey, London, EnglandModel, White Cube, Bermondsey, London, England