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Antony Gormley Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous English
born Antony Mark David Gormley - London
- August 30, 1950 / Lives - UK
Popular Antony Gormley works include the large
outdoor sculpture "Angel of the North",
"Field for the British Isles" (among
the works that won him the prestigious Turner
prize in 1994), "Asian Field", and
+ We are all conscious in this globalized world
that in some way human beings are affecting natural
systems that have never been affected by one species..
We have the ability to foul the nest for ourselves
and every other species, or do something about
+ I feel somewhat uncomfortable describing my
work because I want it to be free to be experienced
freely. At the same time it is important that
it comes from somewhere very concrete: the living
moment of a living body experiencing its own existence.
+ I think that we all are very visually informed
these days. Maybe classical education within the
visual arts has now been replaced by a multiplicity
of visual images that come through computers and
advertising and all sorts of sources.
+ Making beautiful things for everyday use is
a wonderful thing to do.. making life flow more
easily.. but art confronts life, allowing it to
stop and perhaps change direction.. they are completely
+ I want to start where language ends.
+ Art has to change things, and if it was immediately
acceptable it would not be doing the job. The
press are the most cynical and re-enforce an outdated
attitude that is not actually the way people think.
People enjoy challenges, find visual art exciting
and do not think all artists are trying to pull
a fast one.
+ I think it is a communication, but it is a meeting
of two lives. Its a meeting of the expressiveness
of me, the artist, and the expressiveness of you,
the viewer. And for me the charge comes from that
+ Art is the means by which we communicate what
it feels like to be alive.. in the past that was
mixed up with other illustrative duties but that
was still its central function that has been liberated
in the art called modern. Art is not necessarily
good for you or about communicating "good
+ I am hoping that the work will not so much occupy
as infect the space, calling upon its memories
of other gatherings that once happened, and perhaps
premonitions of others that have not yet happened.