Antony Gormley interview: ‘We’re at greater than a tipping level. We’re in a second of utter disaster’

by Editors Staff

‘Are you from Wallpaper*?‘ cries a voice in movement, originating from a helmeted, high-vis-clad bicycle owner hurling down an industrial road in Islington on an early October morning. The voice belongs to a really full of life Antony Gormley, some of the recognisable, accoladed artists of a century. 

Gormley leads me, and the bicycle, by means of the studio gate, finest described as a barricade, into the expansive forecourt of his purpose-built creation palace, designed by David Chipperfield in 2003. It’s shaped of seven white pitched roofs, hugged on all sides by galvanised metal staircases. It’s the kind of industrial-scale studio that caters for stratospheric-level ideas, of which Gormley has many. 

Set up view of Antony Gormley: ‘Physique Discipline’ at Xavier Hufkens Brussels

(Picture credit score: HV-studio. Courtesy the artist and Xavier Hufkens Brussels)

Contained in the double-height area are Gormley’s our bodies, standing upright and protruding horizontally from partitions, ghostly, fractured solutions of figures, in traces, pixels, and knots and a sea of maquettes, together with one for Alert, a current (and considerably divisive) sculpture for Imperial Faculty London. 

I’m interviewing Gormley forward of his present ‘Physique Discipline’ at Xavier Hufkens’ new St-Georges area in Brussels. The gallery, a modernist monolith designed by Robbrecht & Daem architects, opened earlier this yr. Gormley is impressed: ‘To see the equal of the Met Breuer all of the sudden inserted into this snug however fairly self-satisfied vary of Nineteenth-century row-house designs is simply so thrilling.’

Installation view of Antony Gormley: ‘Body Field’ at Xavier Hufkens Brussels

Fall IV, 2022, by Antony Gormley

(Picture credit score: HV-studio. Courtesy the artist and Xavier Hufkens Brussels)

Gormley has been collaborating with Hufkens for 35 years and ‘Physique Discipline’ marks his ninth present with the gallery. ‘I feel we’re mates united in a standard want for artwork to be a gift however lasting pressure in altering the world,’ he says of his gallerist. 

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