Ultra-minimalist animal sculptures invade New Zealand

via www.benfoster.co.nz

Stark white pieces of art never looked so inviting: New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates aluminum forms of animals using modern, geometric shapes. The sculptures are the same size as the real animals they portray, and Foster photographs them in picturesque spots in the New Zealand countryside.

The most striking thing about the animals is how they change depending on the viewing angle: shadows and light bouncing off them can make it look like they are composed of jagged triangular forms, but move slightly, and they appear to have more uniform color and texture. Other artists like Arran Gregory have played with animal shapes and geometric forms (his sculptures used mirrors) but Foster has created an experience around his animals with well-composed photographs across gorgeous landscapes. You can see all the sculptures and photographs at Ben Foster's website.


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