Ben Frost Artwork
February 5, 2006 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Ben Frost is a painter, performance artist and illustrator who currently lives in Australia. His work explores themes of alienation, dispossession, and perversity that exists behind the facade of contemporary western society. By subverting mainstream iconography from the advertising, entertainment and political spectrum he creates a visual and conceptual framework that is bold, confronting and often contraversial.
posted by ColdChef (13 comments total)
Fucking awesome.
posted by Jairus at 9:40 PM on February 5, 2006

Good, but arguably NSFW.
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:47 PM on February 5, 2006

I like the one with bambi pooping out little bambies.

Other then that, trite, obvious, cliched, etc.
posted by delmoi at 10:04 PM on February 5, 2006

Is that legal?
posted by matkline at 10:09 PM on February 5, 2006

fun stuff, ColdChef - thanks. I am seriously considering buying a set of coasters guaranteed to fit into normal human hands.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:09 PM on February 5, 2006

Ben is also a longtime denizen of the halfbakery.
posted by bz at 11:36 PM on February 5, 2006

Meh. It's all a bit heavy handed, isn't it?

I just noticed delmoi said what I was thinking, only without the sugar coating.
posted by aladfar at 12:32 AM on February 6, 2006

"That's nice, dear."
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:53 AM on February 6, 2006

But *heavyhanded* is the whole point, of course. I really like seeing all the work together like this, which really intensifies the manic, schizoid, SELL!SELL!SELL! AAAaaarrrrrrggggh!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 feeling of it.
posted by taz at 1:00 AM on February 6, 2006

Very cool. I'm not sure he drew any of the images, just altered them, eh? I recognize that John Buscema picture of the comic book version of Conan and quite a few other "iconic" images.

It all has quite an impact ... on me, at least ... it hits a big nerve.

Has Juxtapoz featured this guy yet? I can't believe they'd've missed him.
posted by Shane at 5:45 AM on February 6, 2006

Great stuff!
Definitely a big red bullseye for those wanting to push this little law down our thoats.
As previously discussed.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:55 AM on February 6, 2006

Has Juxtapoz featured this guy yet?


I didn't see this until after the Specious Beasts post later in the day, but made a "Juxtapoz" comment there, too. That mag sure does define a certain pop sensibility, doesn't it?
posted by mediareport at 9:50 PM on February 6, 2006

this is really cool.
posted by nola at 5:13 PM on February 7, 2006

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