Our human body is susceptible to become a geometric figure if shaped by British sculptor Antony Gormley… he’s now exhibiting until July 10th @ the London gallery White Cube (@ Mason’s Yard), one of the most renown “vanguard” hubs in London right now.
Engaging our mobility, Gormley considers how time acts on objects and how objects act on us. In the lower ground-floor gallery, Gormley will exhibit a new installation of Breathing Room III the third and largest in this series of works which contain and implicate the viewer as the figure in a shifting ground.
As a physical manifestation of the gallery, Breathing Room III, is made from 15 interconnecting photo-luminescent ‘space frames’, the total volume of which is equal to that of the internal gallery space.
In the ground-floor a new series of sculptural works populate the space, furthering the artist’s investigation of the human body and its relationship to the built world. These new, massively extended block works use an architectonic language of stacking, propping and cantilever to suggest a tension which is indicative of our urban-bound human condition. It’s a software that his team has developed to transform our body in geometrical figures. For Gormley our body is a “basic tool” for his art.
Antony Gormley was born in 1950 in London, England, where he lives and works. He has participated in major group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986), Documenta VIII, Kassel, Germany (1987) and the Sydney Biennale (2006). He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994.
U know the usual…. u r in london b4 the 10th of July? Then go to the White cube in Mason’s Yard from Tuesday-Saturday b4 6pm… and enjoy the Matrix.