Remarkable Geometric Human Figures by Antony Gormley

World-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley creatively reconstructs the human form. The British artist’s works, which have flourished over a 40-year time span, revolve around the human body, focusing not so much on the accuracy of the anatomy as the abstraction of the figures and an audience’s interaction with the structures. (If you’re a New Yorker, you may recall Gormley’s statues that littered the area around Madison Square Park, on solid ground and atop skyscrapers, in 2010.)

Many of Gormley’s structures are made of abstract, geometric shapes that miraculously form recognizable human figures in varied positions. The artist uses his own body as a reference for building the life-size, and sometimes larger-than-life, sculptures. There is currently a major exhibition of Gormley’s works on display at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibit, called Still Standing: A Contemporary Intervention in the Classical Collection, will run until January 15, 2012.

Antony Gormley: Website





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