Artist / Ben Washington

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(nominated by Charles Avery) “The first work of Ben's I saw was 'Neoclassical Violence'. Ostensibly it is a little golden windmill atop a strange and spindly substructure - it has the physique of a daddy-long-legs but it is so full of holes, the wind would either blow through it or blow it away. It looks like the bizarre contrivance of a cargo cult. Its form originates from a function and its new function is to mean; but what? Its meaning is as porous as its fabric, which is a good thing. It was sitting around our studio for several months. I am sorry it has gone; it was very thought provoking.” Charles Avery

Works
Ben Washington, Alec Guiness Ben Washington, Alec Guiness Ben Washington, Neo Classical Violence Ben Washington, Neo Classical Violence (detail)

Neo Classical Violence (detail), 2007, cardboard, wood, 85 x 85 x 210cm, image courtesy the artist..
Ben Washington, Neo Classical Violence (detail)