Alistair Frost


watercolor on canvas
59 x 47 1/4 inches

British artist Alistair Frost manipulates found symbols in his witty and gestural works. His chosen signs are easily recognized stand-ins that can communicate complex ideas in a universal shorthand, and the artist is not only able to comment on the ideas imbedded in them, but also on how these images reduce and simplify the multifaceted world around us. In Previously On…, the artist’s soft, gestural technique adds a human quality to a dollar sign and a wavy mark, perhaps from an economic diagram. Frost has exhibited extensively internationally, and has works in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Portland Museum of Art.