Ben Frost’s Supermarket Sweep

Taking packaging design as his starting point, Australian artist Ben Frost’s work places itself firmly in the Pop Art tradition of taking graphic design sensibilities as a springboard from which to commentate on the modern world.

He Didn't Care Much For Cereal.
He Didn’t Care Much For Cereal.

Frost’s first UK solo show in six years opens next month in Brighton, and will present a series of pieces based around fast-food and medication packaging.

Balanced Food
Balanced Food

The show, entitled Supermarket Sweep, showcases Frost’s magpie-like approach to crating art, bowing from Pop Art, collage, graffiti and signwriting styles.

Do Not Pass Go
Do Not Pass Go

‘By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial’, says No Walls gallery, which is hosting the show.

‘Frost’s painted packages are a refreshing double-take on our hyper-commercial reality.’

Lucky For Some.
Lucky For Some.

The majority of the works in the exhibition show comic-book characters layered over discarded packaging, many from fast-food beacon McDonalds.

Feeding Time.
Feeding Time.

Elsewhere, those GCSE art staples, eminence packaging, get the same treatment, such as in this valium-based piece:

High Times.
High Times.

Supermarket Sweep runs from 2 – 23 August at No Walls Gallery, 114 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD

Quarter Pounder.
Quarter Pounder.

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