Antony Gormley RA

I spent the morning with the Trustees of the Royal Academy and of Royal Academy America in Antony Gormley’s studio in north London.   He reminded us of how and why the studio had been designed by David Chipperfield:  that he had visited the RIBA in 1990 in search of a young architect to help work on his house;  and had (rightly) picked out Chipperfield on the basis of his attention to qualities of interior space and light.   The studio has these qualities, but also an attentiveness to proportion:-

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Antony Gormley RA

I spent the middle part of the day exploring the back streets of Hollywood Road and down into Des Voeux Road in search of works by Antony Gormley which have been installed on a wide range of roof tops, 31 in all, throughout Central Hong Kong.   It’s a lesson in long distance visual exploration, searching out for the distant figures perched on the edge of the tallest landmark buildings:-

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