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the White Horse by Ben Foster

the White Horse by Ben Foster
the White Horse by Ben Foster
the White Horse by Ben Foster
the White Horse by Ben Foster
the White Horse by Ben Foster
the White Horse by Ben Foster

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Standing majestically, silver-white against the emerald hues of the landscape, The White Horse relies on the interplay of light and shadow, the result is dramatic with the sculpture’s silhouette as commanding as the mountainous landscape it resembles. Ben Foster explores the synthesis of natural and manmade elements in his sculpture and The White Horse, with its moody angular stance, anthropomorphically depicts strength whilst exhibiting an equine grace. In his sculptural treatment of figurative and abstract forms, the artist points to the interconnectedness of all living things. Kaikoura-based 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. In the paddock, is a horse. Foster’s sculptures exhibit strength and fluidity and his pared back minimalist style is enhanced by his technical ability displayed throughout his practice. Foster’s recent shows include Continuum – Solo Show and Advent at Sanderson Contemporary Art, Sculpture in Central Otago, Rippon, Wanaka and Sculpture on the Peninsula, Banks Peninsula. He has exhibited extensively across New Zealand since graduating from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2006. www.benfoster.co.nz The White Horse is currently on show at the Auckland Botanic Gardens 'Sculpture in the Gardens' exhibtion which runs until 16 feb 2014 www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz

Technical Information: 

Aluminium, Epoxy White Automotive Paint

Purchase Details: 

Contact: info@benfoster.co.nz or the Auckland Botanic Gardens: botanic.gardens@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for further information

Written by

Ben Foster

19 Nov 2013

Interests “My works are a culmination of the natural and the manmade– a careful balance of form and motion.”