Crystal-clear layers of aqua-tinted glass form cross-sections of deep oceans and dramatic geology in Ben Young’s sculptures (previously). Continuing his exploration of the relationship between humans and the natural world, the artist combines materials typically associated with industry and construction, like concrete, steel, and laminated float glass, into undulating shorelines and seascapes.
New pieces in Young’s forthcoming solo exhibition Delicate Space at Chesterfield Gallery appear like preternaturally still, miniaturized wedges of the earth, plucked from the surface and deposited onto pedestals or into bronze frames. “Water, a recurring subject for me, with its ceaseless journey, serves as the central subject for this exhibition,” the artist says in a statement. “As water flows through landscapes, carves valleys, and traverses ecosystems, it embodies nature’s tenacity, always seeking balance.”
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