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An image of Haft by Antony Gormley
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Antony Gormley

(England 30 Aug 1950 – )

Title
Haft
Year
2007
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
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
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.

Bibliography (1)

Edmund Capon, Look, 'Sculptural Holy Grail', pg.27, Newtown, Aug 2008, 27 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Ataxia, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Melbourne, 30 Nov 2007–21 Dec 2007