Antony Gormley

SMALL BLOCKWORKS, 2013 - 2018

The SMALL BLOCKWORKS are models for the 1.5 life-size BLOCKWORKS, which attempt to give a strong intimation of the feel of a body using the smallest number of compressed iron blocks. These either sit one on top of the other or side-by-side, whether the figure is standing or crouching. The vertical works counter the stability of a column by cantilever. They attempt to equate instability of build with a mental state, translating haptic bodily sensation into ever more parlous tectonics.


Both the BLOCKWORKS and SMALL BLOCKWORKS use scale to act on the body-consciousness of the viewer. All of the works have an extended foot - the size of the foot is incorporated with the other blocks of the work to integrate a base into the language of the work.

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SMALL SPLICE, 2013

SMALL SPLICE, 2013
Cast iron
101.5 x 21 x 15 cm
Photography by Stephen White, London

SMALL SHY, 2013

SMALL SHY, 2013
Cast iron
102 x 20.5 x 13 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL BIND, 2013

SMALL BIND, 2013
Cast iron
104 x 22 x 27 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL PROP, 2013

SMALL PROP, 2013
Cast iron
104.5 x 24 x 29.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL WARD, 2013

SMALL WARD, 2013
Cast iron
110 x 19 x 16.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL WITNESS, 2013

SMALL WITNESS, 2013
Cast iron
103 x 21.5 x 15 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL CATCH, 2013

SMALL CATCH, 2013
Cast iron
100 x 23 x 17 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, 2013

SMALL GUT, 2013

SMALL GUT, 2013
Cast iron
100 x 24.5 x 21 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL SPALL, 2013

SMALL SPALL, 2013
Cast iron
93.5 x 31.5 x 27 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL PEND, 2013

SMALL PEND, 2013
Cast iron
83.5 x 28.5 x 21 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL CONSOLE, 2013

SMALL CONSOLE, 2013
Cast iron
104 x 20 x 17.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL ACHE, 2013

SMALL ACHE, 2013
Cast iron
83 x 27.5 x 34.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

MEET

MEET, 2013
Installation view Galleri Andersson/Sandström Stockholm, 2014
Photograph by Jean-Baptiste BĂ©ranger

SMALL TEST, 2013

SMALL TEST, 2013
Cast iron
47 x 30 x 25 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL FORM, 2014

SMALL FORM, 2014
Cast iron
35.5 x 31 x 27.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL FALL 2, 2015

SMALL FALL 2, 2015, 2014
Cast iron
24.5 x 99.5 x 22.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL FIGURE, 2014

SMALL FIGURE, 2014
Cast iron
33 x 35 x 27 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL COTCH, 2014

SMALL COTCH, 2014
Cast iron
39 x 31 x 29 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL ALERT 2 III, 2015

SMALL ALERT 2 III, 2015
Cast iron
50 x 23 x 33 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London

SMALL ASSUAGE III, 2015

SMALL ASSUAGE III, 2015
Cast iron
105 x 20 x 23.5 cm
Photograph by Stephen White, London