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Ben Frost  Sydney, Australia

'Buying Records Cheers Me Up'
'No Answer'

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About Ben

Ben Frost defines his kaleidoscopic Pop Art as mash-up paintings whose broad range of influences includes graffiti, collage, photo-realism and sign-writing.

By subverting mainstream iconography from advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial. Frost turns an ingrained disrespect for signifiers into multi-layered, artwork.

His work has been exhibited across Australia over the past ten years, as well as in London, New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Mongolia, Amsterdam, Berlin and Singapore.

Ben appears in the following Top 10 lists

'Super Heroes'




1 comment from the artist

"thanks for the post and feedback. :)"

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"Thank you for featuring Ben's superb artwork which I have not seen before. His take on pop art is inspiring and I will be taking time out to look at all his work and hopefully feature on my own web site. It's a clever take on the style of art that I really like and which has influenced my own cartooning style over the years. He has also given me new ideas for my future cartoon work as I had not considered a 'mashup' which would suit some of the publications I draw for - great Stuff!"

"WOW, that's harsh! I personally like this type of art. It's nostalgic and brings a lot of memories to mind from my childhood through my kids childhood. What is the definition of art.....Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings."

"How much talent do you need to project some cartoons on a canvas and paint? Really, it's about the intelligence behind the juxtapositions...sometimes he pulls it off, others he's just wishing he was Anthony Lister...not that Lister is any kind of Picasso. These guys specialise in satire, and anyone worth their revolutionary salt knows that satire is an instrument of the state. Ben reckons he pisses on copyright...he won't mind then when my crew start ripping off his ripped off paintings and calling them their own."

"wow, i thought that ben frost was some experimental noise maker but thats cool he makes adds for companies too and then does paintings on the side. So are these photos of things that he's seen in his brain or real life? im so confused because advertising is a part of my reality that i can't interpret satire when it is creative.but i do love a good tits and ass movie... <---- insert angry opinion here"

"Ben Frost is a copyright infringing, mother hating, man who just paints alot of noise.. and I mean that in a good way. Keep it up.. and EAT YOUR VEGGIES for fuck sake."

"Art can't always be pretty sculptures of horses...Good stuff Ben."

"Um... Are any of you artists or even get Pop Art ? There is some real gold in these images. I particularly like the Fonz backing Homer nursing Maggie in the first image."

"An opinion is like an arsehole, everyone has one.Perhaps some of the critics here should have attached a link to their website full of works, there's a little box for it and everything !People pay money for this guys signature on toilet rolls, who the hell are you poeple ?If the message behind this art is not abundantly clear to you then perhaps you are part of the ignorant masses the paintings make comment on.I've got several of Ben's pieces hanging on my walls right now, add your websites !! gimme a look at your stuff if it's as well developed as your critiques I might just buy it to wipe my arse with.yes I said arse twice and you internet people loved it."

"if youre talking then youre thinking. the artist wins outright! it seems as though you all live in a bygone era. the year is 2012, wake up and be alive."

"Art is subjective. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Maybe he just enjoys creating and it so happens that some people want to pay him for it. Haters gonna' hate."

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