Antony Gormley (b.1950), United Kingdom

2 x 2 II

Sculpture, Carrara marble, 2012
Location:  CapitaGreen Level 1, Singapore

 

This pair of sculptures in Carrara marble tests the evolution of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, transforming bone, skin and muscle into a finished work of crystalline geometric rigour not dissimilar to the structure of marble itself. The two standing human figures seem to be identical but are not, because of the way they are made – a mixture of drilling and laser-cutting technique by machine, and polishing and adjusting by human hands. They stand for the paradox of what human development can achieve yet not quite reaching perfection.

Artist’s Biography

Antony Gormley has Honorary Fellowships in Trinity and Jesus College, and Royal Institute of British Architects, as well as an Honorary Doctorate at University of Cambridge. He has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Gormley has received awards such as the 1994 Turner Prize, and the 2012 Obayashi Prize.

Comments
User Daniel Lim
103.230.233.X | 2016-11-22 08:29:12
The floor plaque in Capitagreen is not correct.
It lists Antony Gromley. It should be Gormley, not Gromley.
The current whitetape with the Artist's name on the floor plaque is not aesthetically pleasing. Hope the management can rectify this.
User Art Management Unit, CapitaLand
202.79.215.X | 2016-11-28 10:38:08
Thank you for highlighting! It has been rectified.
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