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The Sculpture of Antony Gormley Anna Moszynska Thursday 26 September 2019

The Body as a Place: The sculpture of Antony Gormley  

 
Antony Gormley is probably best well-known for his iconic ‘Angel of the North’, imposingly situated beside the A1 near Gateshead.  However, this 20-metre high landmark sculpture is just one of a host of memorable pieces that he has created during the course of a prolific career that already spans over four decades.   Having known Gormley since he was a student at the Slade and written two books on the artist’s drawings, I review the development of this major British sculptor from a unique perspective.  Discussing his work and artistic interests across time and through changing forms, I consider his continuous fascination with the body as a place - both of experience and of interaction with its surroundings. 

Anna Moszynska

 

Exhibition: RA 21 Sept- 3 Dec. 2019