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  • Writer's picturePeggy Nichols

Ben Zask, a sculptor who works from found objects that he can take apart and reassemble...

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

'An old clock or chandelier that is beyond repair are the type of materials that I look for in my art. I see the beauty in the way that time has given them a sense of character. I often disassemble and reuse the parts of these objects to make a sculpture that is completely different than what it was originally. It is the materials that I have that often lead me to the finished product.'

'Track', mixed media, metal, wood and paint, 12 x 12 x 9 inches.

Left to right: 'Butterfly', mixed media, metal, wood & paint, 29 x 36 x 3 inches. 'Wandering', mixed media, wood house, bamboo, burnt walnut, 4 x 11 x 11 inches. 'Turmoil', mixed media, metal, wood, 14 x 11 x 1 inches.

'I spent my childhood in Brooklyn, New York. I was educated in chemistry and math.

I became interested in art while driving a NYC cab in the early 1970’s, SOHO was becoming a lively art center.

In 1976, I moved to Los Angeles and opened up a picture framing studio.

In 2013, I gave up framing and teaching to devote all my time to doing art.

I have participated in many group and solo shows in the USA as well as abroad.

Some of my portfolio is on Instagram, #benzask'

'Wall', mixed media, walnut, copper, oil paint, 10 x 21 x 4 inches.

Left to right: 'Far From Home', mixed media, metal boat, brass, wood, 16 x 10 x 4 inches. 'How Long',mixed media, wood, brass 10 x 5 x 3. 'Para 3', mixed media, walnut, 3 brass keys, hinge, 10 x 6 x 3 inches.

'Para 1', mixed media, walnut, Padua, 3 antique keys, 8 x 8 x 3 inches.

Left to right: 'The West' mixed media, caboose, copper siding, metal circle, 12 x 22 x 1 inches. 'In a Dream', mixed media, metals, 15 x 9 x 1 inches. 'The End, Caboose', mixed media, metal, wood, paint,

8 x 7 x 5 inches.

Ben Zask, in his studio. 2022

Contact: Instagram #benzask

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