“Alex Frost’s recent work is a cuckoo’s egg carefully laid in the art world nest of British middle-class values and aspirations. This quiet subversion relies on a superficial formal conservatism matched with an apparently non-confrontational selection of themes and subjects, but these seemingly innocent choices ultimately undermine the social conventions that make their existence possible. In Frost’s work there is none of the brashness of Young British Art, none of the faux-punk rock styling of the US new wave, no concession to Relational Aesthetics or to more recent revivals in art market-friendly slacker expressionism. What there is, instead, is a difficult and specific attempt to subvert existing genres and to underline particular historical contradictions, or transformations.”
Excerpt from ‘Define the Hollow Spaces’ an essay by Will Bradley in the catalogue Supplements (2008).
Alex Frost is a visual artist based in London. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions in major private and public institutions including Flat Time House, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Milton Keynes Gallery. He has undertaken several public commissions and participated in the Venice Biennale in 2009.
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