I love this piece because of the body structure and the profile its in. I also like the idea that the face looks incomplete, like it's not really finished yet. I look and this and think, this guy is not really there; he is incomplete. linking to the hidden message which Jenny Saville uses in her artwork.
This artist really does get under your skin making amazing art from anatomical cross-sections of the human body. Lisa Nilsson¿s Tissue Series, depicts anatomical cross sections, created from rolled PAPER. Lisas studio in an old laundry room and she actually makes boxes to contain her work made out of cherry wood and old glass, she covers the outside in Japanese silk book cloth.
Sketchbooks are a place to gather, research, investigate and explore ideas. Inspired by John Coplans, the sketchbook page above contains a series of beautiful photographs investigating human skin, texture and form. These include different viewpoints, exploration of shadows and lighting conditions. If you are worrying that your sketchbook is not stunning or exciting enough, remember that it is the quality of your work that matters. Seek first to make quality art.
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".