Antony Gormley – Still Running

Still Running, 1990 –1993
Cast iron, 276 x 317 x 148 cm

The development of Western sculpture is characterised by the challenges of making movement credible in a still object. I’ve always thought it made to make a still object pretend to be moving. I wanted in some way to convert the idea of a narrative frame into something that was about the potential of mass to turn into energy: exactly what ‘Still Running’ is. It counters locomotion with the idea of a singularity, the idea of an explosion, at the origin of space/time.

Born in London 1950. Lives and works in London. Education: Slade School of Fine Art, London. His works has been exhibitied extensively, with solo shows throughout the UK in venues such as the Whitechapel, Tate and Hayward Galleries, the British Museum and White Cube, and internationally all over the world at museums incl the Lousiana Museum in Humlebaek, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Malmö Konsthall, Museum of Modern Art in New York and Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå. Has participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale and the Kassel Documenta 8, Awarded the Turner Prize 1994, elected Royal Academician 2003