Monday

ANTONY GORMLEY

ANTONY GORMLEY, Feeling Material XXVIII, 2007
 ARIA Resort & Casino, Adjacent to Herringbone

               
The Artist: Antony Gormley is a British sculptor who was born in 1950. Antony Gormley 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 behaviors, thoughts and feelings can arise.

The Installation: Over the last 25 years, Antony Gormley has reinvigorated the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of transformation, using his own body as subject and tool. This suspended reinvention of the human form interacts with the space on multiple levels. The work below is titled, Feeling Material XXVIII.