14 Feb '13, 10am

Controversial australian pop artist Ben Frost presents an exhibition of new artworks exploring our society's...

Controversial australian pop artist Ben Frost presents an exhibition of new artworks exploring our society's...

Australian pop artist Ben Frost presents an exhibition of new artworks exploring our society's obsession and relationship with mass-consumerism. Painting directly onto fast food and pharmaceutical packaging, Frost asks us to look twice at the products we have grown to love - and also grown an addiction for. From McDonald's french fry packages adorned with skulls and praying families, to Simpsons characters painted onto Viagra boxes, he presents a humorous and often challenging reflection of western culture. "Advertising is a drug," Frost says. "A perfectly designed drug that keeps us dazed, confused and focused on the product at hand. We've formed an exuberant addiction to carefully designed colour combinations, cartoon character associations and dynamic buzz words that promise us the world - but deliver us much less." By taking the packaging of these products and adding h...

Full article: http://www.augustman.com/perfect-drug-solo-exhibition-ben...

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