A series of acrylic packaging paintings by Australian artist Ben Frost uses the classic red carton as a canvas.
Australian artist Ben Frost, who is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that takes inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign-writing, has a series of works that use the classic McDonald’s french fries packaging as the canvas.
The red cartons with the bold yellow logos are hand painted with images of pop culture icons, superheroes, cartoons, anime, and more. ‘Packaging Paintings’ features acrylic paint on the packaging, reimagining them with impressive creations.
Frost has been exhibiting in Australia and internationally over the last ten years, including solo shows in London, New York and San Francisco. He enjoys subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, to create a visual framework that bold and confrontational. Click through to see a selection of Frost’s Packaging Paintings: