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Aniline Dye

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‘Water-dispersed aniline dye became Gormley’s favoured drawing medium at the beginning of the new millennium. Chemically-based, acrid and dangerous, the reddish tint of aniline is reminiscent of the colour in the final stage of alchemy known as rubedo or iosis (from the Greek root ‘ios’, meaning poison). The use of this potent substance continues his investigation into the effects and behaviour of different minerals and chemicals.

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