Ben Frost is Dead.

Australian artist Ben Frost was born in Brisbane, QLD.

His visual work places common iconic images from advertising, entertainment, and politics into startling juxtapositions that are often confrontational and controversial.

He is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from graffiti, collage, photo-realism and sign-writing.

With a blatant disrespect for the signifiers of our visual culture, Ben creates multi-layered surfaces of refreshing intensity.

He has been exhibiting throughout Australia and internationally over the last 10 years, including solo shows in London, New York and San Francisco, as well as group shows in Beijing, Mongolia, Amsterdam, Berlin and Singapore.

Ben was a selected artist for the 2002 Primavera exhibition at the Sydney MCA, and was a guest speaker at the 2008 Semi-Permanent and AG IDEAS conferences throughout Australia.

His work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers an in 2006 he co-founded the online art portal StupidKrap.com and also began and runs the international paste-up event ‘Paste Modernism’.

He currently lives in Sydney and operates Stupidkrap Studios, a multi-displinary art collective of 10 established and emerging artists in Annandale.

Ben Frost is Dead.

If you like his stuff you can buy it at: Stupid Krap.

 

 

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Oh to be Angelique Houtkamp

Angelique Houtkamp is a Dutch tattoo artist, painter and shoe designer. She was born in the Netherlands in a town called Uithoorn.

God Angelique is gorgeous! I want to look like her 🙂

She started tattooing at the age of 30 while living in Amsterdam and describes her work as deceptively simple, instantly recognisable and often humorous. Classic old school tattoo imagery mixed with mythological dreams, antropomorphed critters, nautical iconography and haunting Hollywood romance. Traditional Style.


Angelique has also published  two books, Tattoo Darling (2007) & Tattoo Mystique (2009).

Angelique Houtkamp