Antony Gormley Recreates 3D Human Bodies Using Stacked Boxes

By: Misel Saban - Jan 17, 2016
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Conceptual artist Antony Gormley recreates surrealist designs of human bodies using iron and steel blocks. The pixelated vision applied to the anatomy gives an unconventional yet striking familiar silhouette to these 3D bodies that stand entirely made up of geometric shapes.

Gormley's work offer an unlikely perspective of the human body that strays from realism and opts for a much more abstract take. The sculptures are made with a steel base coupled with iron siding to create modular shapes. The sculptures address the notion of space and how the body and mind reside in it. Gormley describes his work as, "My work is to make bodies into vessels that both contain and occupy space. Space exists outside the door and inside the head."