“The time of the work is the time of its arising. The space of the work is the given of the sheet taken as a frame on infinity. “
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, (born 30 August 1950) is a British sculptor best known for the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead, England. Gormley’s work focuses on human forms, which he primarily created from casts of his own body. In these artworks he examined aspects of the human presence in the world, often employing more than one figure placed within a landscape or cityscape. In 1994 he won the Turner Prize for contemporary art for a group of figural installations created under his direction.
His drawing series Body (2009-11) was created using carbon and casein on paper. Gromley commented on this series: “These drawings break the edge and make an evocation of presence through a density in a fugitive field. The works attempt to render the body as a field and to feel the body not as a knowable object, but a subjective space of becoming.”
His work has been exhibited in some of the best art museums in the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC; the Kolnischer Kunstverein in Germany and more. He continues to live and work in London.