Having taken over StolenSpace in 2015 with his incredible sell out solo show ‘The New Pollution’, we are excited to have Ben Frost once again in London with his tongue-in-cheek humour and unique style. Famed for painting over iconic and medical packaging, from McDonald’s to Dior, Frost’s work forces the viewer to look at our modern capitalist society, and our attitudes towards branding, advertisements and blasé approach to medications.
By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial.
The tile for the show ‘SKIP A.D.’ is an instantly recognisable phrase, one which we click past everyday. Frost invites the viewer to attempt to ‘Skip Ad’; to look past the advertising which engulfs our day to day lives and view it from his twisted perspective.
His imagery often shows graphic sexual acts and hentai inspired girls, pointing out the hyper-sexualisation which overwhelms modern advertising. Taking children’s’ characters and painting them performing adult sexual acts, or Freddy Krueger over the American flag, Frost welcomes the viewer into his disturbing American Dream.