Ceramic artist and sculptor – Canada
M.Ed.: University of Alberta, 2008
My work occurs within the blurred lines of art, design and contemporary craft. I design and make objects, some favouring form and others function. My sculptural works are explorations of form, shape and volume inspired by modernist sculpture and minimalist aesthetics which can be seen in my constructions and combinations of objects and their arrangements in space. I use units of designed objects to flesh out forms, structures, installations, series and editions. Observations of nature also serve as guiding inspirations in the construction and making of vessels and objects but is not limited to these inspirations alone. I am highly motivated by the material and frequently allow it to guide during the making process where the meaning of the work is often derived upon completion.
Benjamin Oswald is a member of the:
Edmonton Arts Council
Alberta Craft Council
Sculptors Association of Alberta