Art Auction 2018 | Ben Jackel


Ben Jackel

Untitled (Arrows Series)
Colored pencil on paper, 2005
24 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the artist and L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Value: $1,200
Starting bid: $600

Ben Jackel is best known for handcrafted monochromatic sculptures in which he addresses themes of empire and conflict. His fascination with warfare and weaponry takes various forms, from a passion for military history to the avid pursuit of archery and axe-throwing. The drawings of his Arrows Series clearly recall maps and diagrams showing battle strategies. Moved by the catastrophes of the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina, Jackel has devoted much of his career to an ongoing artistic project exploring the tools and icons associated with man-made disasters. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and UCLA, and has been represented by L.A. Louver since 2007.

Selected exhibitions

Reign of Fire, L.A. Louver, Venice, California, 2017
Providence of Night, Brandstater Gallery, Riverside, 2017
American Imperium, L.A. Louver, Venice, California, 2015

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