Antony Gormley RA
Sir Antony Gormley RA was born in London in 1950. Beginning his artistic career in the late seventies, Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and is best known for ‘The Angel of the North’, his public sculpture erected in Gateshead in 1998.
Taking the human body as his primary subject, Gormley uses his own body as the basis for the majority of his casts, which are then rendered in steel. Treating the body as a locus rather than an object, he describes his work as 'an attempt to materialise the place at the other side of appearance where we all live.'
Whilst renowned for his ambitious sculptures, Gormley is also an accomplished draughtsman, using experimental drawing techniques often as the basis for large public works.
A Royal Academician since 2003, Antony Gormley was knighted in 2014 for services to the arts. His work is represented in over 100 public collections worldwide, including the Tate, the British Museum, Henry Moore Foundation, the V&A, LA MOCA, USA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Exhibitions at Gallagher & Turner:
101 Years of British Art
15 September - 21 October 2017