Project II

Antony Gormley

Location: G/F Watches Entrance
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2010
8mm square section mild steel bar
340 x 46 x 38 cm

Many of you may already be familiar with the human sculptures of Antony Gormley. Adhering to the Western tradition of anthropomorphic sculpture, Gormley’s works is an exploration of the human body, space and time under a modernist disguise, where a sense of meditation and tranquillity prevails thanks to the influence of Buddhism on the artist. The interaction between humans and urban environments is another subject matter, in which the exhibition venue provides food for thought for the audience to re-examine the time and space of their being, with reflection on the living environment of man.

2010
8mm square section mild steel bar
340 x 46 x 38 cm

Have you ever seen sculptures of human body? Antony Gormley is well-versed in sculpting human figures which combine traditional and modern elements to explore the relation among the human body, space and time. A sense of zen-like tranquillity is obvious in his sculptures, which also highlight the interaction between man and urban environment, expressed in a site-specific manner to provoke reflection on the time and space we live in.

Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley (b. 1950) is a British sculptor. He is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human beings stand in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.

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Location: G/F Watches Entrance