An image of Haft

Antony Gormley

(England 30 Aug 1950 – )

Haft

Location
Vestibule
Further information

Antony Gormley has always started his work from a study of the human body notably his own. He never makes literal representations of the body but creates traces that we experience and fill with our own imagination. In this case the energy represented by the modular construction yields the impression of an intimate pose once the eye has adjusted to the “pixilation”.

Gormley’s work appears like silent sentinels but they are physical manifestations of the inner self – his interest is really about the possibilities and the realities of exploring and defining the human presence. In 'Haft' (made up of hundreds of small rectangular highly finished steel blocks) we are again confronted with the internal mass, oddly articulated, which echoes the strengths and frailties of the human within.

Year
2007
Media
Sculpture
Medium
mild steel blocks
Dimensions
165.0 x 48.0 x 60.0 cm
Credit
Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Purchase 2008
Accession number
74.2008
Copyright
© Antony Gormley