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Monday, 12 December 2016

Anthony Gormley

Last month I went to the White Cube in Bermondsey to see a new exhibition by Anthony Gormley, the sculptor. The title of the exhibition is 'Fit' and 'makes reference to both the citizens of a city like London and the migrant seeking refuge.' Gormley's work focuses on the human figure and sometimes it is obvious and other times you can only see a figure when you are viewing it from one particular spot.



















This human shaped 12 metre long tunnel invites you in to explore. It only has the one entrance and on entering the confined space you are engulfed in darkness as you try to reach the end. Only one person at a time is allowed to enter. It is a  surprisingly unnerving experience and a couple of people had to come out before getting to the end.




This is 'Sleeping Field' and consists of 500 small iron sculptures. At first it just looks like random blocks of metal like a miniature city. But take a second look and you see the blocks as human figures in different states of rest or despair.

















16 comments:

  1. Fascinating. I didn't see the field of human forms until you showed a close up.

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  2. Interesting, I find it difficult to understand exhibitions like this sometimes, like the one I went to at Tate Modern recently.

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  3. There were some where I didn't see a figure at all.

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  4. I think the word rubbish comes to mind, I'm not into modern art and sorry but would not bother paying the entrance fee to fund him. Waste of metal to my mind which could be putvto better use

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  5. Interesting but you wouldn't get me inside that tunnel.

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  6. Wow! What creative sculpture and great photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you peace in your week ~ ^_^

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  7. How intresting. I think the lack of color really forces you to concentrate on the shapes.

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  8. I do like his work. To the critics, at least it is not a black dot on a white wall representing the human form.

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  9. What amazing figures and shapes!

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  10. Very interesting work indeed. Thank you for introducing me to it. :-)

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  11. I can see what you mean about walking through that human shape. It would be a strange experience. Gormley is famous here for his beach sculptures at Formby, Merseyside about 40 miles south of here in Lancashire.

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  12. This is how art speaks to the emotions in a unique way. What a brilliant method of helping people grasp in an emotional way the current historic moment.

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  13. Great post. I really enjoy museums/exhibits

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  14. Awful, reminds me of the Christmas tree on the Grand'Place in Brussels a few years ago ! Same style !

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