Antony Gormley (born in 1950) is one of the most renowed British artists working today, having achieved the coveted Turner Prize in 1994.
Gormley takes as his subject the human figure, depicting it as a setting in which human experience and action takes place and where memory is stored. While his work is typically focused on individual figures of a human scale, they are often installed within vast environments, sometimes populated by vast amounts of the artist’s figures.
Antony Gormley’s work has been included in many important exhibitions including the Venice Biennale in 1982 and 1986; Documenta 8 in Kassel in 1987 and the Sydney Biennale in 2006. Gormley has works in the collections of the British Museum in London, the Tate Gallery in London, the Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among many others.