Sir Antony Gormley has mentioned he “stays a proud British citizen” however is eager to retain his hyperlinks with Europe following reviews that he has utilized for a German passport as a consequence of Brexit.
The 71-year-old sculptor, who’s famed for creating the Angel of the North, is reported to have described Britain’s departure from Europe as a “tragedy” at a latest exhibition of his work on the Museum Voorlinden within the Netherlands.
In a press release to make clear his German passport utility, Gormley defined he’s entitled to twin nationality as he has a German mom, including that he’s not giving up his British citizenship.
The assertion mentioned: “Antony Gormley holds twin nationality on account of having a German mom.
“With out giving up his British nationality, he has determined to use for a German passport which he’ll maintain alongside his British one.
“He stays a proud British citizen and is grateful for the extraordinary assist he has obtained from so many individuals and establishments throughout the UK however he’s additionally eager to retain his hyperlinks with and proceed to indicate his work in Europe.”
The British sculptor was reported to have mentioned on the exhibition within the Netherlands: “I’m embarrassed about Brexit, it’s a sensible catastrophe, a betrayal of my dad and mom’ and grandparents’ sacrifice to make a Europe that was not going to be divided once more. It’s a tragedy.”
The Turner Prize winner has been brazenly important previously concerning the UK leaving the European Union.