"My relationship with popular culture is a love/hate affair. I always feel like vomiting when I'm in the supermarket - but not until I've scoured the brightly lit aisles and fondled the colourful packaging and read each and every perky slogan that whispers seductively to me. This is how the world of consumerism works, and no matter how much sugar is on top, every mouthful leaves a bad taste in our mouths. This is Crapitalism."Ben Frost
Crapitalism will feature a selection of new paintings, prints and a video installation as Sydney artist Ben Frost explores the darker side of consumerism in his apocalyptic hyper-pop paintings in his first UK solo show.
Bold, distinctive, confronting, witty and completely original Ben uses the tricks and techniques of the advertising industry, but not in order to sell hamburgers. Using the symbols and icons of the media moguls, Ben re-calibrates them anew, and turns them against the propaganda industry.
The recently launched "No Walls Gallery" are hosting the show and are taking over the Dray Walk space within the Truman Brewery, with the opening night and preview on Thursday the 25th of September.
Opening night: 25th September from 6.00pm
The exhibition will run from 26th-30th September 2008
Dray Walk Gallery | Truman Brewery | London
Hookedblog is a Street Art News site established in 2005 as a place for us to document and showcase Street Art from London and beyond.
Hookedblog have been following the work of italian artist Illustre Feccia for about a year now after we were introduced to the work online...
Currently based in Marseille, French street artist Manyoly spent some time in London back in December. Catching up with London street art...
Berlin based Australian artist James Reka spent some time in London just before the holidays on route to Australia via the US. Prior to h...
For those of you hooked on Instagram we are sure like us you will have seen the large number of Instagrammers sharing their 2016 Best Nine...
We recently featured the work of Italian artist Illustre Feccia (Previously on Hookedblog) having discovered one of their artworks earli...