Antony Gormley

Bodies In Space , 2017

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Details

Lot 32
Blood on paper
19.3 x 13.0 cm (7.6 x 5.1 in)
Signed and dated on verso

Location

This work ships from London, GB.


Description

Gormley has been exploring using his bodily fluids as a medium since the mid-1980s. To Gormley, blood and semen are life materials which, in their giving, imply sacrifice. In the transfer of such particularly resonant fluids, the drawing becomes the site of new life, possibility and energy.


About Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley (English, b. 1950) is an English sculptor known for his monumental works and public commissions. Gormley’s works often explore the human form, in which the artist most often uses his own body as the model for his casts. Despite his work’s symbolic propensity, his figures usually possess very literal implications. These sculptures explore a unifying human condition and experience as they define a particular body in a particular space at a particular time. In 1994, Gormley won a Turner prize for his work “Field for the British Isles.” He attended Saint Martin’s School of Art and Goldsmiths in London.