Wexler Gallery

Antony Gormley

  • Well, 2000
    Well, 2000
    Cast iron
    18 x 11.5 x 75 in
    Ed. 4/5

Antony Gormley is a British artist known for his exploration of the human body’s relationship to space. His popular public sculptures and installations include the monumental Another Place (1997) in Liverpool, Angel of the North (1998) in Gateshead, and Event Horizon (2007) in London. “I’ve never been interested in making statues,” the artist has said. “But I have been interested in asking what is the nature of the space a human being inhabits.” Born on August 30, 1950 in London, United Kingdom, the artist entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1968 where he met the artists-in-residence Barry Flanagan and Michael-Craig Martin. He then studied at the Central School of Art, Goldsmiths College, and the Slade School of Art, where he graduated in 1979, with his career beginning with a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery two years later. The artist currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom, and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1997, and Knighthood in 2014. Gormley’s works are included in the collection of the Tate Gallery in London, the Malmö Konsthall in Sweden, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, among others.