Ben Foster with the Gold Deer at Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, Christchurch,  New Zealand (2016) 

Ben Foster with the Gold Deer at Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, Christchurch,  New Zealand (2016) 

 Ben Foster, Mangamaunu, New Zealand (2016) 

Ben Foster, Mangamaunu, New Zealand (2016) 

 Ben Foster departing Belogna, Italy (2017) 

Ben Foster departing Belogna, Italy (2017) 

About

"My works are a culmination of the natural and the manmade - a careful balance of form and motion.”

New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster draws upon the physical landscape of home with his static, stylised figurative works mirroring the dramatic forms of the mountains which are his backdrop. His artistic practice serves as a vehicle through which he explores human interaction with the land and the 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 figures resist any psychological insight.