Ben Medansky – Lawson Fenning
Handpicked by Lawson Fenning

Ben Medansky

Ben Medansky is an orchestrator of controlled chaos, a sculptor of hard edges in naturalistic worlds, a refiner of industrial aesthetics that retain rough and human qualities.

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Ben Medansky Mini Triumph
Ben Medansky Large Nub Bowl
Ben Medansky Small Nub Bowl
Ben Medansky Black Bowl Lifted on Teal
Ben Medansky Medium Triumph Bowl
Ben Medansky White Bowl Lifted on Teal
Ben Medansky Medium Legacy Bowl

The varied environments of Arizona, Chicago and Los Angeles – both natural and manmade – are the foundation to Ben’s creative inspiration. He is especially influenced by Brutalist and Modern architecture and industrial design; specifically by the strong and diverse architecture of downtown LA and it’s seemingly uninterrupted construction.

Ben is also drawn to themes and motifs of technology and space exploration and the industrial aesthetics they employ. Much of this work explores variations on radial symmetry and grids while utilizing a limited color palette. It is an appropriation of aesthetics employed by the mechanical world; an experiment in mimicking strong forms out of a fragile material. The output is a meditation on minimalism and mechanics, re-mastered in earthen and eternal material.