Ben Storch photo



2012 - current

Resident Artist at the Gasworks Sculpture Studio, Melbourne, Australia


Relocation to Australia


Arts Council of Wales Grant to develop the processes of anticlasic forming for larger scale works


PhD ‘An Investigation of the Process of Anticlastic Forming in Sheet Metal, with Reference to Mathematial Methods’

Originally from Berlin, Ben Storch spent several years studying metalwork and jewellery in the US, Germany, France and finally the UK, where he developed an interest in the creation of fluid forms inspired by dynamical systems in nature and physics. This turned into a PhD research project on the creation of hyperbolic curvatures in sheet metal, and the related mathematical methods (School of Jewellery, UCE, Birmingham, 2004).

The thorough understanding of the processes enabled Ben to scale up his ideas for larger sculpture commissions, and his research interests led to residencies in Bangkok and Germany, as well as presentations at international conferences on the intersection of arts & mathematics.

After relocating to Melbourne with his Australian wife in 2011, Ben became resident artist at the Gasworks Arts Park, where he has been working on a broad range of private and corporate commissions for clients in Australia and Asia, such as Shangri-la hotels at the Shard, London and in Shanghai, as well as internal and external works for residential settings in Hong Kong.

Alongside these, Ben created works for major Australian sculpture exhibitions such as the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Sculpture by the Sea. 

A commission in 2015 for Toowoomba’s Civic Square led to a slate of collaborations with Urban Art Projects, a company founded in Brisbane, with major branches in Shanghai and New York state. This facilitated the creation of major works for various commercial and residential settings in China over the last few years, with current projects in Zhengzhou and Hangzhou.

Back home, Ben enjoys being part of the Gasworks community, taking part in exhibitions, running coppersmithing workshops and assisting other sculptors with his skills.

Beyond his studio practice, Ben has been developing an interactive VR experience for exhibition purposes, which immerses the viewer in the dynamic force fields that inspired his material creations.