Stuart Ian Frost


frost_portrait-stuart-defIn Stuart Frost’s artistic practice the notion/idea “place” stands central. It functions both as a theoretic and practical starting point. Through the whole of his artistic career, he has sought out specific places in various countries and carried out so called site specific projects. More specifically, he has been searching for identifiable characteristics/qualities such as history, topography, architecture, culture, raw material, etc. for each of the chosen places. These relationships in differing scales are, generally speaking, the basis for the development of art work. The interest in the landscape’s particularities and the natural object’s physical characteristic and exclusiveness to one environment — with their associated culture, myths, and history — are a general characteristic feature in his production. He is consistently faithful to the distinctiveness and inner characteristics of the raw materials, while at the same time putting them through extensive procedures of transformation. The thought is that this concept will make it possible to see raw materials in a new way. There is, in other words, a type of alienating process which contributes to sharpen one’s perceptions.

Stuart Frost was born in Bath, England and graduated from the Royal College of Art, London and currently lives and works in Kongsberg, Norway.
Loop, 2015
In my artistic practice, the notion/idea “place” stands central. It functions both as a theoretic and practical starting point. Through the whole of my artistic career I have sought out specific places in various countries and carried out so called site specific projects. More specifically, I have been searching for each chosen place’s identifiable characteristics/qualities such as history, topography, architecture, culture, raw material etc. These relationships in differing scales are, generally speaking, the basis for the development of art work.
The interest for the landscape’s particularities and the natural object’s physical characteristic and exclusiveness to one environment — with their associated culture, myths, and history are a general characteristic feature with my production. I normally start working directly in the landscape, letting the work develop in the environment with the material that comes to hand.
For more information about Stuart and his works, please visit his website at www.stuartianfrost.com.
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