Antony Gormley - Drawing Space
Something as elementary and essential like simple sketches were I guess deemed not good enough to be shown. Until I decided to look up Antony Gormley- whose work I have always loved. After many videos, and reading through his books and learning about the ideas behind his work, I was amazed at the depth and message that his work has. It shed a whole new light on his sculptural works and I learnt to appreciate them not just aesthetically but also conceptually. Back-tracing the process to the drawing and idea stage, I was dumbfounded at the way he could suggest such distinct body language and emotions through simple lines through the use of different pigments, colored mediums and illustrations. His drawings, created out of a wide array of mediums such as rabbit glue, blood, semen and carbon pigments made me think of them as sculptural drawings rather than just simple sketches.
In an odd way I feel like despite being known as a sculptor, Antony Gormley is far more successful to me as an illustrator. Through his lines, drawings and prints, he has transported me to dimensions unknown to my mind till just now. He has created such distinct images with simple line that carry so much weight and meaning. He has indeed created a space that is limitless, dimensionless and endless on paper, in space; literally making space.
Check out his TED video to understand his work better.
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