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Ben Frost (born 1980 in Melbourne Australia), now based in Reykjavík Iceland is a Composer, Musician, Producer and Programmer, whose early work included the independently released ambient electronic Ep Music for Sad Children (2000) and whose early collaborations were with fellow Australian artists such as David Bridie and rock band Something for Kate. However Frost is probably most widely recognized for an uncompromising form of experimental music drawing widely on influences of Minimalism, Post-punk, Black metal, Sacred Minimalism, and Noise best demonstrated on the 2007 release "Theory of Machines".
The compositions of Ben Frost could be described as PostMinimalism
Frost's compositional catalogue includes Music for Sad Children (2001, independently produced and released), the ambient guitar exploration Steel Wound (2003, and reissued in 2007), Room40), described by Pitchfork Media as "an exemplary ambient experience",[1] and the widely critically acclaimed Lp 'Theory of Machines' on the Icelandic record label Bedroom Community, an album which earned Frost huge critical acclaim and it could be said, cemented his place as an artist on the global stage.
"This is the album which is to cement his name as one of the most interesting and groundbreaking producers in the world today... Theory of Machines is the future of electronic music." Boomkat
"Simply awesome... Frost reminds us that minimalism was never just the polished sheen of Reich and Glass, but also the sweat and grime of Michael Gira's Swans... A deeper, darker minimalism- menacing and claustrophobic... This is Arvo Pärt as arranged by Trent Reznor... Magnificent" The Wire Magazine
"...The compositional complexity of Arvo Pärt and the sonic nothingness of Wolf Eyes...Yes, it is that good." Vice Magazine

Ben Frost is an Australian-born visual and performing artist whose work seeks to challenge contemporary norms and values of Western culture and society. Frost’s visual work places common iconic images from advertising, entertainment, and politics into startling juxtapositions that are often confrontational and controversial.
Artist Frost currently lives and works in Sydney and exhibits locally and internationally.
The title 'Ben Frost is Dead' comes from his 2000 solo exhibition of the same name where he faked his own death. Invitations were created in the form of a newspaper funeral notice and distributed nation-wide. Newspapers labelled him 'sick' and his actions 'perverse', when by complete coincidence the invitations went out on the same day a local art patron died.
The collaborative exhibition 'Colossus' with Roderick Bunter in 2000 at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane featured a 12m x 2.4m mural by the artists, called 'Where Do You Want To Go Today?'. Containing controversial imagery including masturbating cartoon characters amongst a pastiche of advertising icons, the work was a statement on society's continuing loss of innocence. In the final week of the exhibition, a disgruntled viewer entered the gallery and slashed one of the paintings with a knife. Police requested the exhibition be closed.
In 2002 he exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of 'Primavera: Young Artists Under 35', where the same painting 'Where do You Want To Go Today?' was exhibited. Police also requested the painting be removed due to public concern.
In 2003 he moved to Tokyo where he contributed as an illustrator to magazines such as Black + White, Blue and Men's Style for over 3 years.
In 2005 he moved to Sydney Australia where he continues to live and work. He has had exhibitions in New York, San Francisco and throughout Europe. In 2007 Frost participated in Tiger Translate in Beijing collaborating with local Chinese artists.
Fury at drug-taking kids painting by Anna Edwards, MX via news.com.au, July 18, - Another of his paintings that made news in 2007
Ben Frost is commonly mistaken for Ben Frost (musician) there are in fact two well known Australian Ben Frosts, to confuse matters more both are of similar age and have collaborated on projects together.


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