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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Conjuring 2011
Ink on paper
Paper size: 141 x 118.5 cm Framed size: 159.5 x 138 x 6 cm
Too little too much 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
115.5 x 91 cm
Untitled two 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
126 x 94.5 cm
Untitled 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
120 x 95 cm
Edge of a known world 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
107 x 77.5 cm
Cycle theory 2010
Ink and pigment on paper
122.5 x 87.5 cm
Orbit 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
92.5 x 70.5 cm
Witness 2010
Ink and pigment on paper
101 x 70 cm
Walking backwards to the place I come from 2010
Installation view
Walking backwards to the place I come from 2010
Installation view