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Statue Exposure

The English artist Antony Gormley was fascinated by the Flevoland polder and, as he called it, the virgin landscape he found here. Channels, fields and windmills amazed and inspired him. With 'Exposure' - the crouching man - as a result.
The city of Lelystad was given the opportunity to purchase such an artwork in 2001. After an intensive orientation phase, 2005 was decided to provide the contract to Antony Gormley. The target? Placing a landscape artwork in an urban environment. In 2007, the final design was ready and at the end of the year, the process of implementation was initiated.
The many high-voltage masts that are visible throughout Flevoland have played an important part in the artwork that was finally finished in 2010. 'Exposure' is a true eyecatcher in the area; the artwork is recognizable from far as a transparent human form and the closer you get to how impressively it becomes. 'Exposure' fits well with Antony Gormley’s style. He takes the human form more often as a starting point for his creativity.
'Exposure' is located on the stretch dam at the wooden railways in Lelystad, on the border between water and land. The artwork consists of over 1800 unique profiles of thermally galvanized steel - this is a durable 'type' steel that is long lasting. Nice to know: the artwork weighs 60,000 kilos and has been brought to the Netherlands with no less than seven trucks!