Benjamin Armstrong

Benjamin Armstrong creates glass and wax sculptures that slide between the homely and the uncanny.  Writing about Conflict (Monash University Collection), in which a pair of eyeballs shaped from wax sit at the edge of an egg shaped table top supported by impossibly thin legs, Dr Kyla McFarlane noted that Armstrong triggers both an emotional and intellectual response in viewers … an involuntary physical shudder of horror and delight registers deep in our own bodies.

Dr Kyla McFarlane, Swells and Shudders, Before the body – Matter 2006

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Benjamin Armstrong – World’s End 2018
Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent and phosphorescent pigments
Image size 76.5 x 57 cm; Frame size 89 x 69 cm
Edition of 8
Benjamin Armstrong – Linear & Circular 2018
Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
Image size 76.5 x 57 cm; Frame size 89 x 69 cm
Edition of 8
hold III (right side) 2017
Hydrocal, steel, timber, dye and wax
210 x 52.5 x 53 cm
Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 3
hold III (left side) 2017
Hydrocal, steel, timber, dye and wax
210 x 52.5 x 53 cm
Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 3
Couple 2013
Plaster, wood, aluminium and encaustic
87.5 x 50.5 x 48 cm
Couple 2013
Plaster, wood, aluminium and encaustic
87.5 x 50.5 x 45.5 cm
Back view
Mindspring 2013
Plaster, wood, aluminium and pastel
53 x 105 x 58 cm
Mindspring (detail) 2013
Plaster, wood, aluminium and pastel
53 x 105 x 58 cm
Mindspring II 2013
Plaster, wood, aluminium, watercolour and encaustic
43 x 108 x 48 cm
Mindspring II 2013
Plaster, wood, aluminium, watercolour and encaustic
43 x 108 x 48 cm
Back view