Gormley was heavily influenced by his two years spent studying Buddhist meditation in India: "Using the body as an arena is at the heart of my work: looking at the body not as an image, not as an icon to be used for its symbolic or narrative purposes, but the body as an open place of inquiry and exploration that is constantly changing, that has no defined characteristics and we just have to watch, to attend to".
by Antony Gormley. [Image #4 of Week: Feb. 10th - 14th]. I really like this image because it's like a human caterpillar, a person taken over by dark feeling left only to stand and attack others. I wonder what he meant by this sculpture, it's kind of depressing.
Dan Flavin: It is what it is and it ain't nothing else is now open at #IKON, #Birmingham! Light up your life. #EYTate https://ikon-gallery.org/event/it-is-what-it-is-and-it-aint-nothing-else/ Iluminación
Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.
Not sure who the artist is but I really admire the use of tape to put up art, it subverts the power frame and such like, brings the art back down, negating a sense pretention that can sometimes accompany an art work. Also The use of 'barbie' pink to hide aspects is similar to what i have been doing recently. Although would it be more powerful with just one image, does things hide whilst in a grid form?