Antony Gormley

CUBE WORKS, 2012 - 2018

Intrigued by the ways in which iron pyrite forms in natural aggregates, the studio began to experiment with off-set cubes to create body masses. The aim was to translate the volumes of the body into strict cubic frames or solids.

Two types of CUBE WORKS have emerged from this process: standing forms comprising unstable towers of orthogonal cubes that seem to be at the point of collapse, and bodies at rest which have lost their orthogonality that are transformed into abstract matrices. The shift from strict grids into these jumbled abstractions was in part inspired by pyrite crystal agglomerations. The lying figures interrogate a human dependency on habitat.

The standing sculptures form unsteady stacks incorporating blocks at their base to exaggerate their precariousness, referencing Brancusi's interest in making the object's isolation from the floor part of a sculpture's structure. 

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CORNER III, 2013

CORNER III, 2013
Cast iron
78 x 50 x 68 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

RESORT IV, 2013

RESORT IV, 2013
Cast iron
46 x 207 x 50 cm
Installation view, HUMAN, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 2015
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

RESORT III, 2013

RESORT III, 2013
Cast iron
42 x 200 x 45 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
Photograph Allard Bovenberg

MEAN II, 2013

MEAN II, 2013
Cast iron
40.5 x 102.5 x 67 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEAN, 2013

MEAN, 2013
Cast iron
46 x 98 x 69 cm
Photograph Stephen White, London

LIE, 2013

LIE, 2013
Cast iron
36 x 210 x 84 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEAN IV, 2013

MEAN IV, 2013
Cast iron
35 x 102 x 78 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

COTCH X, 2013

COTCH X, 2013
Cast iron
81 x 86 x 88 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SHRIVE XVII, 2013

SHRIVE XVII, 2013
Cast iron
206 x 49 x 46 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

TRIAL, 2013

TRIAL, 2013
Cast iron
192 x 62 x 52 cm
Installation view, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2015
Photograph by Charles Duprat, Paris

HAFT IV, 2015

HAFT IV, 2015
Cast iron
182 x 46.5 x 56 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

FORM IV, 2014

FORM IV, 2014
Cast iron
73 x 55.5 x 65.5 cm
Installation view, HUMAN, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 2015
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CLAMP III, 2014

CLAMP III, 2014
Cast iron
175 x 60 x 53.5 cm
Installation view, HUMAN, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 2015
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CORNER IV, 2014

CORNER IV, 2014
Cast iron
75 x 48 x 61.5 cm
Installation view, HUMAN, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 2015
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

CONCERN, 2014

CONCERN, 2014
Cast iron
70 x 72.5 x 62 cm
Installation view, HUMAN, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 2015
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

STRIKE, 2015

STRIKE, 2015
Cast iron
173.5 x 66.5 x 75 cm
Installation view, HUMAN, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 2015
Photograph by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

SLEW, 2013

SLEW, 2013
Cast iron
173 x 52.5 x 43 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

DAZE IV, 2014

DAZE IV, 2014
Cast iron
179 x 31.5 x 34 cm
A commission by The Landmark Trust
Installation view, Lundy Island, Bristol Channel, England, 2015

SLEW III, 2016

SLEW III, 2016
Cast iron
210 x 47.5 x 44 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

According to a given mean, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, 2013According to a given mean, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, 2013