Alistair Frost

soup de jour, 2012


Risograph on paper
Edition of 80
42 x 29.7cm
Signed and numbered by the artist

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About the artwork

By reproducing off-the-peg stock art from the internet, the London-based painter asked questions about the nature and value of this readily available and easily distributed imagery, and painting’s relationship to it. Painted in broad strokes and a lightly washed, subdued palette, Frost's artworks possess a subtle playfulness and a decidedly optimistic aura.

About the artist

Alistair Frost (b. 1981, England) lives & works in Gloucestershire, UK. Recent solo exhibitions include Backlit Gallery, Nottingham (2016); Casablanca,TORRI, Paris (2015); Born on the Fourth of June, Seventeen, London (2015); Born on the fourth of June, Seventeen, London (2015), AZQ<>$@Ł•^, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2014) and AFK <> AZQ <> ART, Boltelang, Zurich (2014). The artist exhibited at Studio Voltaire in 2008 as a part of a three-person show with Matthew Smith and Simone Gilges. Frost is represented by Mary Mary, Glasgow.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.