Antony Gormley is a sculptor who was born in 1950 in London, England, where he lives and works
The PROPPERS is a series of sculpture for Gormley that can be traced back to the blockworks of 2001. In these sculptures the space displaced by the artist’s body was materialized in ‘physical pixellations’ made from steel blocks. By 2004 the blocks started to be arranged according to the logic of architectural construction using stacking, propping and cantilever which allowed for a greater dynamic of parts and greater liberty with the body-volumes.
“The work uses the tectonics of post and lintel architecture to translate body mass into the equivalent of a high rise tower or cantilevered pontoon, but does so with the freedom of a child seeing how high his wooden blocks can reach.“