ANTONY GORMLEY (1950, London, United Kingdom)
Upon completing a degree in archaeology, anthropology and the history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, Antony Gormley travelled to India, returning to London three years later to study at the Central School of Art, Goldsmiths College and the Slade School of Art. Over the last 25 years Antony Gormley has revitalised the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material. Since 1990 he has expanded his concern with the human condition to explore the collective body and the relationship between self and other in large-scale installations like Allotment, Critical Mass, Another Place, Domain Field, and Inside Australia. His recent work increasingly engages with energy systems, fields and vectors, rather than mass and defined volume, evident in works like Clearing, Blind Light, Firmament and Another Singularity.
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn, The Other Side of Our Perceptual Horizon: An Interview with Antony Gormley. In: Gallery, China, 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn, The body as shelter: A conversation with Antony Gormley. In: Art South Africa, July 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn, Being the Void: A Conversation with Antony Gormley. In: Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 29, USA, March 2010
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009