Antony Gormley

POLYHEDRA SCRATCH, 2018 - 2019

The POLYHEDRA SCRATCH drawings introduce space as a subject, revealed by a geometry that escapes from traditional perspective. Vanishing points are replaced by a matrix resembling simulations of synaptic activity or the plasma of deep intergalactic space.

These drawings are made in parallel with the POLYHEDRA sculptures - fine webs or nets made of stainless-steel bar that seem to tremble in space. The drawings are not strictly speaking preparatory studies or illustrations but are drawings in their own right, evoking the space, feeling and form of the POLYHEDRA sculptures.

Like the ZONE drawings, they are made by scratching with an etching burin into a sheet of paper that has been previously soaked with a light carbon and casein wash: sharp lines made directly into the wet paper. The scratches absorb the surrounding pigment and water at a faster rate than the unscratched areas, sometimes forming a halo or penumbra around the lines.

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PRECIPITATE III, 2018

PRECIPITATE III, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.2 x 27.8cm

PRECIPITATE, 2017

PRECIPITATE, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
38.4 x 27.6 cm

PRECIPITATE II, 2017

PRECIPITATE II, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
39.2 x 28 cm

GEODE, 2017

GEODE, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
38.4 x 27.2 cm

GEODE II, 2017

GEODE II, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
38.5 x 28.2cm

GEODE III, 2017

GEODE III, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
38.7 x 27.6 cm

GEODE IV, 2017

GEODE IV, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
28.3 x 19.5 cm

CONTRACT, 2018

CONTRACT, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.5 x 27.8 cm

CONTRACT II, 2018

CONTRACT II, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.4 x 28 cm

CHORD, 2018

CHORD, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.9 x 27.8cm / 50 x 39.1cm (Frame dims)

BOLT, 2018

BOLT, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.3 x 27.6 cm

FIX, 2018

FIX, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.5 x 28cm / 50 x 39.1cm (Frame dims)

STAND, 2018

STAND, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.6 x 28.2 cm

WEB II, 2018

WEB II, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.3 x 28cm

WEB

WEB, 2017
Carbon and casein on paper
38.1 x 27.8cm

PRECIPITATE IV, 2018

PRECIPITATE IV, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.5 x 27.4cm

PRECIPITATE V, 2018

PRECIPITATE V, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.1 x 28cm

PRECIPITATE VI

PRECIPITATE VI, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
27.9 x 38.5cm

PRECIPITATE VII, 2018

PRECIPITATE VII, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.4 x 27.7cm

PRECIPITATE VIII, 2018

PRECIPITATE VIII, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38 x 28cm

PRECIPITATE IX

PRECIPITATE IX, 2018
Carbon and casein on paper
38.3 x 28.1 cm