Thursday, 26 May 2016

Antony Gormley: CAST

Touches of Yves Klein's body prints in these new series of prints by Antony Gormley. The figurative prints see his body coated in a mixture of crude oil and petroleum jelly and then gently dropped onto a paper surface and the resulting print sees the oil bleed into the paper. The figurative crude oil prints are political and refer to man's reliance and overuse of natural resources. Both these and the large woodblock prints seem to infer Christian references in the Christ-like crucifixion poses. I liked the sense of the vulnerarability of the figure in the crude oil prints, and the textures of the aquatints in the smaller architectural-type works.

Antony Gormley: CAST
until 2nd July
Alan Cristea Gallery
Cork Street