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Alex Frost sculptor
- Place Associated
Scotland, Glasgow (place of manufacture)
ceramic tiles, grout, polystyrene, glue
overall: 630 mm x 1180 mm x 940 mm
This artwork is one of several sculptures for which Alex Frost has appropriated shop-bought packaging. In this case he has used Ryvita packaging, rendering it in mosaic to cover a large irregular, rock-like sculptural form. The graphic identity of Ryvita and similar products that Frost has referenced in his work, such as V8 vegetable juice and Earl Grey tea, are familiar to most of us from advertising and supermarkets even if we do not use them.
Frost is interested in a private language communicated through these products. It is a language of adult concerns (sophisticated and aspirational) which contradict the whimsical nature of the work. In his practice, which incorporates drawing as much as sculpture, Frost demonstrates an interest in employing techniques and materials, such as mosaic, that are as closely associated to craft as they are to fine art. His first major public artwork, The New Easterhouse Mosaic, was unveiled at Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow in 2012.
Bought by Glasgow Museums with grant aid from the National Fund for
Acquisitions in 2011
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Purchased with the assistance of the Glasgow Museums Contemporary Art Fund and the National Fund for Acquisitions, 2012
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