StolenSpace presents 'The New Pollution' by Ben Frost — London, UK — Opening: 9 JUL, 6-9pm – Exhibition: 10 JUL - 2 AUG, 2015
StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborn Street London, E1 6TD
StolenSpace is proud to present their first solo exhibition by Australian artist Ben Frost entitled ‘The New Pollution’ – reflecting the unwanted advertising that infiltrates our visual and conceptual environment. It also describes the artist’s exploration of painting onto found objects and urban refuse - such as pharmaceutical packaging, candy and cereal boxes as well as fashion bags, board games, vintage stamps and ammunition packages.
“The literal definition of 'pollution' is to: 'introduce a contaminant into a natural environment to cause adverse change'. I see this as an overall metaphor for the juxtapositions that I use in my work, where I take pre-existing icons and logos and introduce opposing elements to create new dialogues.”