He taps into our human desire to see human forms in everything, from the Turin shroud to his latest show at the White Cube Bermondsey.
These new steel and concrete sculptures may take their cue from urban cityscapes, but their effect is uttelry human. Walking through the labyrinthine rooms of the White Cube Bermondsey's exhibition, 'Fit', you become startlingly aware of your own size. Like Gulliver, walking through the rooms we are dwarfed, extended, dwarfed by these works. The result is sheer physicality: sculpture in its purist form.
The show consists of 15 chambers containing 24 pieces. The sculpture includes a 12 metre long tunnel in darkness, Gormley's familiar concrete block figures and, the highlight, a 100 metre-square installation of cast-iron bodies lying at rest. From above their block-like forms will resemble a dormant city.
A wonderful show.
|What||Antony Gormley, White Cube Bermondsey, Exhibition|
|Where||White Cube Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey Street , London, SE1 3TQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
30 Sep 16 – 06 Nov 16, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information from White Cube Bermondsey|