New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster draws upon the physical landscape of home. His abstract figurative works and kinetic sculptures mirror the dramatic surroundings of the mountains and sea, and explore human interactions with the land and animals with which we share our lives and spaces.
The stark geometry of Foster’s sculptural practice reveals the artist’s ongoing quest for achieving perfection. Shaping familiar objects into smooth, generic beings, Foster’s works resist any psychological insight. His sculptures accomplish a subtle balance between static form and floating motion. Throughout his practice, Foster distils forms to an essential core, realigning manufactured structures with their natural origins, while evoking the functional elegance of utilitarian objects.
The high level of finish in his work comes from a strong engineering focus, resulting in sleek forms.