April 22, 2010

antony gormley: expansion works 1989 - 1993




body, 1990
bronze






body and fruit, 1991 / 1993
cast iron, air





body, 1991 - 93
cast iron, air






still running, 1990 - 93
cast iron, air





earth, 1991 - 93






end product, 1990 - 93
cast iron, air





still falling I, 1990 - 91
cast iron, air

The EXPANSION works began with an obsession with renegotiating the skin: questioning where things and events begin and end.
All forms become egg-shaped if their skin is repeated, achieving an equilibrium between stasis and potential.
The EXPANSION works apply this process to the body in dynamic motion, moving bodies either in self-locomotion, as in STILL LEAPING, or in positions where the body is the subject of movement, as in STILL FALLING.
All the pieces are based on moulds of my own body, but I gave up the obsessive repetition of the skin which would have resulted in a plaster form that weighed several tons.
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3 comments:

Susanne Alm said...

Soft and appealing shapes.
Fantastic works.

GK Chesterton said...

This may go against the grain of "minimal" exposition but it sure would be fun to go on a field trip to Wash DC, NYC or other with the idea of viewing some artistic endeavors and mutually enjoying them. I propose the week after Tgiving for consideration...
I didn't think the familiar adage was good enough.

the viewer said...

yes, let's get it on the calendar. your people, my people, etc.