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

Click to the read the essay Contact Images by Quentin Sprague accompanying the Under the Southern Sky (2020) series

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Conjurers 2012
Installation view
Conjurers 2012
Installation view
Conjurers 2012
Installation view
Conjurer 2012
Wood and steel
195 x 95 x 112 cm
Conjurer III 2012
Wood and steel
215 x 54 x 74 cm
Conjurer I 2012
Wood and steel
225 x 75 x 115 cm
Conjurer II 2012
Wood and steel
228 x 102 x 105 cm
Conjurer IV 2012
Wood and steel
220 x 61 x 69 cm
Swell 2011
Ink and watercolour on paper
Paper size: 141 x 115 cm Framed size: 157.5 x 131.5 x 6 cm
Victory 2011
Ink and watercolour on paper
Paper size: 126 x 122 cm Framed size: 142.5 x 138.5 x 6 cm