Born in Sydney in 1974, Jo Frost studied at the College of Fine Arts at the University of NSW from 1992 to 1995, then later returned to complete his Masters in 2002. He made his debut in a 1999 group show, Cityscapes, at Level Gallery in Newtown and continued to exhibit urban landscapes, still-lifes and occasional portraits in yearly shows at Legge Gallery, then Watters Gallery throughout the 2000s.
In his pictures Frost’s happy mixture of observation and abstraction charms and deceives. Streets, cars, ovals, shops, rail lines and industrial parks, many of them observed over years of living and working around Eastwood, Denistone and Balmain, are rendered through blocky colour and wilful simplification. Perspective, says Frost, is a drag. The paintings depart from imitation to convey the movement and vitality of what he sees and feels.
Image Dimensions: 540mm W x 405mm H
Image Dimensions: 585mm W x 450mm H