Object 1999 // Antony Gormley // Iron Cast
Hanging above the escalator in the National Portrait Gallery is a body. It is the body of artist Antony Gormley. Well, it is not his actual body, but a cast iron replica of Gormley. Titled Object 1999, visitors come face to face with this work as they ascend to the floor above.
I had both heard about and studied the famed White Cube Gallery but I had never been until last week. White Cube has multiple locations in London and a gallery in Hong Kong. I decided to visit the one closest to me, White Cube Mason’s Yard. Not knowing what works were on view, I was pleasantly surprised to learn it was contemporary Korean artist Park Seo-Bo. In an exhibition titled Ecriture 1967-1981 Park Seo-Bo’s monochromatic pieces were created by painting the canvas and drawing over the paint before it is completely dry.
Ecriture No. 8-69 // Park Seo-Bo // Pencil & oil on canvas // 1969 // 130 cm x 130 cm
Ecriture No. 42-74 // Park Seo-Bo // Pencil & oil on canvas // 1969 // 79.5 x 80 cm