Antony Gormley has created an inhabitable sculpture for London’s new Beaumont Hotel. A giant crouching figure visible on the hotel’s façade, the interior of ROOM (2014) is a hotel suite. The work is a continuation of the artist’s investigation of the relationship of the human body to space.
I take the body as our primary habitat. ROOM contrasts a visible exterior of a body formed from large rectangular masses with an inner experience. The interior of ROOM is only 4 metres square but 10 metres high: close at body level, but lofty and open above. Shutters over the window provide total blackout and very subliminal levels of light allow me to sculpt darkness itself. My ambition for this work is that it should confront the monumental with the most personal, intimate experience. – Antony Gormley
‘Antony Gormley: ROOM'
The Beaumont Hotel
Brown Hart Gardens