“Know your product” a one-man show by Ben Frost
Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his Pop Art mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photo-realism and sign-writing. Ben Frost will be opening his latest one-man show this Saturday at SOZE Gallery in Downtown LA. Entitled “Know Your Product”, the show revolves around Frost’s subversive attitude towards the hyper consumerist culture we are nestled in so comfortably.
By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, Ben Frost creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial. He has been exhibiting throughout Australia and internationally over the last 15 years, including solo shows in London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, Singapore and San Francisco, as well as group shows in Beijing, Mongolia, Amsterdam, Berlin and throughout the USA.
His site title ‘Ben Frost is Dead’ comes from his 2000 solo exhibition of the same name where he faked his own death. Invitations were created in the form of a newspaper funeral notice and distributed nation-wide. Newspapers labelled him ‘sick’ and his actions ‘perverse,’ when, by complete coincidence, the invitations went out on the same day a local art patron died.