Gormley, Antony

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–sculptor Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley is a world-renowned British sculptor. He was born in 1950, grew up in Yorkshire, and went to school at Cambridge. After Cambridge, Gormley headed to India for a few years and studied Buddhism. He then did postgraduate work in London until 1979. The interesting thing about Gormley is that the human body is usually the subject of his works. For example, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is near where I live, and two of Gormley’s works that the center has acquired are these (click to enlarge):

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Three Places, Antony Gormley, 1984, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

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Quantum Cloud XX (tornado), Antony Gormley, Nasher Sculpture Center. Dallas, Texas

The above works get moved around the Nasher quite often. I have seen the first one in a local mall that is partly owned by a member of the Nasher family.

Gormley and his style are very recognizable once you have seen some of his pieces. Gormley’s website is currently non-operative, but you can find nice biographies of him via some of the museums that showcase his art. For example, the Sean Kelly Gallery on Tenth Street in New York has a very nice bio and you can view 34 of his works. I appreciate the latter ones of the human form on this site, one of which is positioned in front of the Flatiron Building.

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Not everyone likes Gormley’s works, as you can see in the following article by clicking HERE. I think Gormley is wonderful and would love to own a miniature of one of his works. What do you think of Gormley and his art?

Following is a TED talk by Gormley:

  2 comments for “Gormley, Antony

  1. hilarymb
    April 17, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Hi Denise – I’d love to listen to the TED talk .. Gormley has made some highly provocative art works … but is rightly very admired. We have his sculptures on the beach and on buildings … and in focal points near motorways … I’m glad I now appreciate avant garde works … his work is almost surreal.

    Cheers Hilary

    • April 17, 2015 at 9:54 AM

      He has to be one of my favorites. I have enjoyed seeing his works at various museums throughout the years. I admire him greatly! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting, Hilary!

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