Antony Gormley

BODY AND LIGHT AND OTHER DRAWINGS 1990-96, INDEPENDENT ART SPACE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1996

28 November - 21 December 1996 

This exhibition featured a number of recent drawings. These drawings evoke the darkness held within his sculptures whilst exposing it to a wider imaginative context. These small, intense, black and white works, executed in the six years prior to this exhibition, relentlessly investigate the body's condition in relation to the spaces of nature and the constructions of the built world. The dilute park pigment becomes a fluid ground from which forms emerge, transform, and dissolve. These atmospheric works evoke how it feels to be a receiver and transmitter within a field of sensations, suggesting that the body is as much a part of an elemental environment in flux, as it is defined by its own horizon of articulated experience.

MOULD, 1981

MOULD, 1981
Black pigment, linseed oil and charcoal on paper
60 x 84 cm

BOABAB, 1991

BOABAB, 1991
Carbon and casein on paper
12 x 17.5 cm

LIGHT PASSAGE, 1991

LIGHT PASSAGE, 1991
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

OPEN WINDOW, 1991

OPEN WINDOW, 1991
Carbon and casein on paper
12.5 x 17.5 cm

WHERE THE SPECIES CAME FROM, 1991

WHERE THE SPECIES CAME FROM, 1991
Carbon and casein on paper
12.5 x 17.5

NIGHT GROWTH, 1992

NIGHT GROWTH, 1992
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

LANDING II, 1992

LANDING II, 1992
Carbon and casein on paper
14.5 x 19.5 cm

ELECT, 1992

ELECT, 1992
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

NERVE BIRTH, 1993

NERVE BIRTH, 1993
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

FIELD PRACTICE, 1993

FIELD PRACTICE, 1993
Carbon and casein on paper
19 x 14 cm

OVER NORDLAND, 1994

OVER NORDLAND, 1994
Carbon and casein on paper
14.5 x 20 cm

PASSING BELOW III, 1996

PASSING BELOW III, 1996
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

HAND OVER WATER, 1996

HAND OVER WATER, 1996
Carbon and casein on paper
14 x 19 cm

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