MAKING NICE THINGS
Currently based in Melbourne, New Zealand born Ben Mazey is an artist interested in tactile and irregular mediums. Creating functional, sculptural ceramics with a singular technique, Mazey draws inspiration from the liberating nature of clay, with a practice that lauds naivety and simplicity. Subscribing to the obscure Russian typology of Faktura — art characterised by the visual demonstration of properties inherent in an artist’s materials — Mazey’s work surfaces the way his objects take shape, retaining the distinct properties of the clay in question. Familiar but challenging, his modern interpretations of classic forms are to be lived and engaged with, not just placeholders on a mantle.
BEN MAZEY COMING SOON » 198 Gertrude Street Fitzroy