Antony Gormley

Born on 30 August 1950 in London, the UK, Anthony Gormley is an English sculptor known for his public artworks and art installations. In his work, Gormley explores the relationship between the human body, space, and time. He often starts with an outline of a human body (usually his own) and then creates sculptures from various materials, notably steel and iron.

Gormley nearly became a monk after studying philosophy and Buddhist meditation in the 1970s in India. His famous artworks include the Angel of the North, a public sculptural installation in the North East England borough of Gateshead.

He has been featured at numerous exhibitions in Singapore, Brussels, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, London, and New York. The 1994 recipient of the Turner Prize was elected into the Royal Academy of Arts in 2003.

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Get lost in Antony Gormley’s Mist Room – Blind Light

The Mist Room, which premiered on October 26 and lasted all through to December 1, 2007, was a major exhibition by artist Antony Gormley. The Mist Room became a critically acclaimed piece of work, managing to pull over 200,000 visitors. The installation, which was first hosted by the Hayward Gallery, London, was so successful …

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Antony Gormley’s field sculptures – Everything you need to know

Antony Gormley’s Fields British artist Antony Gormley is well known for his life-size statues which mimic the human body. His Field series, however, represents a different approach. Each work consisted of a couple of ten thousands of small soil figures to up to 210,000 used in his latest piece of the series, Asian Field, 2003. …

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What was Antony Gormley’s gigantic Horizon Field Hamburg all about?

What was it? Over the past one and a half years, British artist Antony Gormley has prepared an exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Europe’s biggest space for contemporary art. Rather than following through with the proposed retrospective, Gormley decided to create a massive interactive sculpture that only comes alive by the participation of the visitors. …

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