LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN : NEW YORK’s COUNTER CULTURE
Between 28th October and 19th November 2005 Elms Lesters hosted an exhibition featuring the work of five frontline, Brooklyn based, contemporary, pop-surrealist and urban artists; PHIL FROST, MARK DEAN VECA, STASH, WK INTERACT and RON ENGLISH
PHIL FROST lives and works in New York. His original work on the streets has grown and matured into exquisitely beautiful complex pieces of art. Using anything from old barn doors, window panes, leaves, paper, sticks, feathers, ink, aerosol, gouache and oils, he produces textured multilayered paintings and sculptures that combine flat repetitive organic shapes with his trademark characters, and heavily textured worked areas, which are could be reminiscent of tribal shields and artefacts from Melanesia and Australasia.
His inspiration is varied: from Richard Long, and Lucie Rie, to medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Phil Frost has exhibited widely throughout America, and Japan and in Europe.