WILLIAM FROST MA
William Frost, also known as “Wilf” has lived and worked in London all his life.
He is a seasoned veteran of the urban art movement and continues to reinvent his work as his views and the world changes.His vibrant figurative compositions have intriguing narrative themes with fresh and vigorous responses to today’s urban environment.In his paintings he creates an urban idyll; spaces to think, cities filled with butterflies, figures which fuse and morph together with each work portraying a sense of peace and unity.
His unique work often utilises unconventional materials. His latest mixed-media works are a combination of house paint, spray paint, oil beads and collage, to name but a few.He has absorbed the influences of Schiele, Basquiet and Klimpt and the essence of his work is about love, childhood imagination and music.
William’s work has an important place in the world of present day art.
Born in 1971 in Peckham Rye, South East London. William Frost (also known as Wilf) started seriously painting at the age of 13, adorning his bedroom walls with huge murals. He was further motivated by a chance meeting with Andy Warhol in Paris, which led to a photo in the book “Warhol” by Christopher Makos.
Throughout the late eighties and nineties Wilf fully embraced the pre-millennium urban nightlife scene. He took his art into the street, choosing to paint on advertising hoardings and found objects instead of board and canvas. His distinctive style was featured on many club flyers, record sleeves, music videos and club décor.
He also worked in nightclubs on huge ultra violet paintings, revelling in the vacillation of the pounding music and the interaction between the lights and the paint.In 1999 Wilf completed a B.A. at U.E.L. and then studied at the Royal College of Art where he graduated in 2001.
His paintings sculptures and instillations have been exhibited widely in the U.K. and internationally. His group shows include Assembly, Arcadia in the City and a British Council exhibition in Sudan.
For his solo shows Wilf has shunned conventional exhibition spaces preferring instead to show in shop windows, railway arches, derelict properties and national museums.