Gormley was heavily influenced by his two years spent studying Buddhist meditation in India: "Using the body as an arena is at the heart of my work: looking at the body not as an image, not as an icon to be used for its symbolic or narrative purposes, but the body as an open place of inquiry and exploration that is constantly changing, that has no defined characteristics and we just have to watch, to attend to".

Antony Gormley: Firmament - Press View

Antony Gormley, Firmament, "Art is the means by which we communicate what it feels like to be alive.

Antony Gormley, amazing!

Over the last 25 years Antony Gormley has revitalised the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material.

Antony Gormley [UK] (b 1950) ~ "PRESENT TIME", 1988. Lead, fibreglass and plaster (342 x 192 x 35 cm). | #art #sculpture #figurative

black - figurative sculpture - Antony Gormley - "PRESENT TIME", Lead, fibreglass and plaster