Ben Jackel

American, b. 1977

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Ben Jackel

American, b. 1977

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Sculptor Ben Jackel is primarily interested in creating handmade objects that deal with the subject and history of war. Working with clay, wood, and stoneware, Jackel creates monochromatic statues of warriors, Humvees, ships, cannons, and fighter jets that have a smooth, hand-rubbed finish of beeswax and graphite. He has also made a series of everyday objects like a fire extinguisher, a fire hose, and a box of sprinkler heads—objects often required by law in case an emergency arises, but rarely used or considered.

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Sculptor Ben Jackel is primarily interested in creating handmade objects that deal with the subject and history of war. Working with clay, wood, and stoneware, Jackel creates monochromatic statues of warriors, Humvees, ships, cannons, and fighter jets that have a smooth, hand-rubbed finish of beeswax and graphite. He has also made a series of everyday objects like a fire extinguisher, a fire hose, and a box of sprinkler heads—objects often required by law in case an emergency arises, but rarely used or considered.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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