“Nina, I don’t know about your culture, but I believe that it doesn’t matter what you’re skin is just how you are. If you were green I would still love you so much! Be confident!”—An Email from Airi “Sensei” Matsuda
Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950. Antony has a career reaching nearly 40 years of creating sculptures of the human body. Antony Gormley has made sculpture that explores the relation of the human body to space at large, explicitly in large-scale installations.
He is largely known in the UK where his work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK with solo shows at the Whitechapel, Serpentine, Tate, Hayward Gallery, British Museum and White Cube. His work has been exhibited internationally in one-man shows at museums including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), Malmö Konsthall (Sweden), Kunsthalle zu Kiel (Germany), National Museum of Modern Chinese History (Beijing).
Gormley has also participated in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Venice Biennale and Documenta 8 (Kassel, Germany). Major public works include ANGEL OF THE NORTH (Gateshead), ANOTHER PLACE (Crosby Beach, Liverpool) and HABITAT (Anchorage, USA).
I love how it looks so blocky and 3D. I have honestly never seen anything like that and it blows my mind because doing something like this would have never ran across my mind. Call me simple (not really) but I think it would be cool to run my fingers over it.
"Clutch II" 2008 from the Ataxia Series
"Concentrate I" 2003 from his Block Works Series
I’m more fasinated but the bodies that are in the fetal position, when usually I always like to admire the curves of the body, mainly found in nude women.
"Seeing and Showing" 1991 from the LATER HERMETIC PIERCED WORKS Series
I can’t put a finger on why I dislike this sculture. It’s not the nudity that bothers me because I celebrate the body, but this doesn’t set right for me. Maybe because he’s covering his face? Usually when I have my men nude I like them confident and eye contact appeals to me. This piece doesn’t fasinate me.
I’ve been blogging on and off for some years now and it would just be fasinating to be able to keep at least one of these damn things. I have determination and the passion for blogging; so here I am world.
I decided to make more of a art blog vs. a personal blog because frankly I’m tired of talking about my life and I tend to take these unconcious circles. I’ll do one thing then come back to doing the same thing in a year or so…gets tedious. The complaining and crying; it’s so blah, blah, blah or yada, yada, yada.
Art, on the other hand, is never like that. So I’m dying to explore it.
I have recently started going back to school and picked up a class called Art Appreciation and Sir Chris Faller has managed to open my closed mind up to this new world of Art that I thought I knew, but in reality I never even scraped the surface.
My personal taste is for anything Japanese. I swear I was Japanese in a past life. I don’t know why but this culture has always caught my attention. With that being said I am pursuing my Associates of Arts and I would kill to intern at Shojobeat in San Francisco, California (one day). Hopefully one day I’ll always be writing my own story lines for manga and anime and creating some of my own creators.
Keep in mind I can’t draw for shit, but I’m trying and I’m determined to prove myself wrong, I am worth something and I can do it.
So, I plan on sharing my art with the world while appreciating everyone elses. From manga, anime, photography, scultures, creative writing (poetry, books…etc.), ceramics, pencil drawings, and music… seriously everything.