Solo Booth, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ARCO Madrid
From 7 - 11 July 2021, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will present a special project conceived by Antony Gormley at ARCO Madrid.
The artist has created four new sculptures to form a unique experience, using the simplified vocabulary characteristic of his Slabworks series. Exhibited together with a group of drawings, these sculptures test the limits of balance, appearing as precarious stacks of blocks. Based on scans of the artist’s body, these blocks barely seem to support each other, sometimes outlining a void at the core of the body, yet achieve a cohesive whole.
On the one hand, the sculptures give the impression of a ‘house of cards’ that replicates the fragility of a temporary balanced structure while, on the other, they reference the stone arches of Stonehenge and other megalithic structures.
Photograph: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ARCO Madrid, Spain. Installation view.