The Spotlight Kid, 2012
Acrylic and Pumice on sacking, plastic mesh, onion sack, hessian scrim, ripstop, cloth and canvas
Original size: 47 x 39 in
Photographer: Steve Tanner
Born in St Ives and painting abstracts Anthony Frost's inspiration is more likely to come from the music of the Fall and Captain Beefheart blaring out of his studio than the lashing waves and wild expanses of the Cornish coastline (Frost contributed the sleeve artwork to the Fall albums "Extricate" "Imperial Wax Solvent" and "Re Mit"). Dominated by strong colour his paintings are often stitched, tied, and taped together as conventional canvas is combined with sailcloth, hessian, and rope. Frost attempts to investigate a visual equivalent where emotions are strong and the transfer intense. He shows nationally and internationally and has lectured at Art schools throughout Britain. Frost is represented by Beaux Arts London (paintings) and Advanced Graphics London (prints).
Recent solo exhibitions include: Sound City, Advanced Graphics, London, 2014; Painting Smoke, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, 2014; Beaux Arts, London, 2013/11/09/07; Advanced Graphics, London, 2011, 09; Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, 2011/09 and Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 2007. Frost’s recent group exhibitions include: Llowes Court Gallery, Hay-on-Wye Festival, 2012; 8 Artists from Cornwall, Eton Drawing Schools, 2011; Sound and Vision, ‘Tate Shots’, Tate Modern, London, 2010 and Spoilt for Choice, King’s Place Gallery, London, 2010.