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.
Think ceramics and you imagine elegant bowls or erratic tea sets but let these artists show you how it's really done.
Since ceramics was not my first medium, I am constantly still struggling to make bigger, more precise work with a material that has a mind of its own. There are many different art styles that I am drawn to such as the 'minimalist functionalist' or artists that work with the figure or even installation as part of a performance or a set for photography.
1. Minimalist functionalist
Ionna Vautrin, Yuval Tal, Ami Drach
2. Back to the Bodies
Rabarama (Paola Epifan), Sueng Chan Lim, David Altmejd, Lucy Mc Rae
3. Ceramics as Installation
Clare Twomey, Ai Wei Wei, A M Martens, Carol Young
thinks and things
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