Ben Wolf is an installation-driven, large-scale site-specific sculptor. His work incorporates rotten boards, rusted stair wells, peeling paint and other objects of decadent abandonment. Combining the techniques of carpentry, welding, and casting, and a process of adding, stacking, and layering, he simultaneously embraces and arranges the chaos of his materials.
Wolf has exhibited his work at the Rabid Hands Collective (Detroit), Secret Project Robot (New York), and MU Eindhoven (Holland).
For Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst, Ben Wolf presented Coliseum of Bliss Tint Token, an installation and collaborative performance. Coliseum of Bliss Tint Token was a site-specific installation focusing on the simple circle as the core defining shape. Ben Wolf used construction scaffolding to create a huge radiating structure, engulfing the windows, doorways, and walls of a 100-year-old Knockdown outdoor building known as the "Ruin." Although made from disused, rusty materials and presented at a massive scale, the overall structure and custom angles achieved a surprisingly quiet harmony. Wolf considered this ambitious installation to be an homage to the allure of time’s mark on material. For the performance festival, Wolf’s installation was inhabited by ongoing live performances by musicians Trabajo, VNESSWOLFCHILD, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and Ryan Power.