Ben Frost

Melbourne / Australia

Ben Frost is dead. At least, that’s what his websites states. In reality, though, the artist from Melbourne is very much alive, conveying his message through kaleidoscopic mash-up paintings that take their inspirations from graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign writing. His work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Ben Frost

Ben Frost is dead. At least, that’s what his websites states. In reality, though, the artist from Melbourne is very much alive, conveying his message through kaleidoscopic mash-up paintings that take their inspirations from graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign writing. His work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

After his education at the Queensland College of Art, Ben Frost started working with clenched fists. The Australian artists’ travail is all about confrontation, his work offers an ironic, deliberately disrespectful view at modern icons, challenging western consumer culture in every piece of art. Frost’s weapon of choice, colourful, painted juxtapositions of pop-cultural references with consumer-products as backdrops. While his output might recall a certain pop-art approach, the radicalism and contemporariness in his paintings place his travail right in the present day.