Ben Frost is an Australian artist who specialises in pop art, but not just any old pop art. Frost reimagines logos, popular culture characters and forces his viewers to challenge their views on Western culture and society. Frost’s bold and confronting artwork has often caused controversy. In his latest series of works of art, Frost has mainly covered drug packaging and junk food with pop art images.
By subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often controversial. Case and point, painting a cute bunny on nazi stamps, where you can clearly see Hitler in the background.
“Every time I watch a streaming video on the internet, I’m forced to sit through an advertisement at the beginning of each video. Seeing the little ‘SKIP AD’ button made me consider that a big part of our engagement with society is via a never-ending series of advertisements. Sometimes I wish we could just skip the entire millennium – SKIP A.D.” says Frost.
The latest artworks by Ben Frost are currently on display at the Stolen Space gallery in London.