Widely known for his sculptures, installations and public artworks Gormley’s work is usually large scale. This small group of drawings from 2002 – 2014 reveal how drawing and sculpture have been in continuous dialogue throughout the artist’s career. Drawing is a means of moving away from the slow process of sculpture and of thinking and feeling beyond the body, into the abstracted condition of architecture.
In the words of the artist:
“I have been trying to reconcile the body with its habitat or architecture with anatomy and this show brings together drawings that try to make body volumes into chambers or frames and then locate them within a wider matrix.
“The drawings of the body as a space within space took me underground, above ground, any and everywhere. The paradox was that in attempting to ‘define’ an absolute crystallisation of human space in space, I ended up floating in indeterminacy”.
To read an article about this exhibition in The Journal please click here
To see a video of the artist’s interview with the BBC please click here