“Because I paint in Cornwall, the landscape influences what I do but materials influence me as well. So I use sack from peanut bags that I get from the shop up the road, sail cloth that they make the fisherman’s smocks out of. Fantastic. The peanut bag you see is a totally different material to the rip stop, which is shiny, so it takes the paint in a totally different way. Using the sail as well that has stitching in it. So all these materials create different surfaces and absorb the paint differently so It actually makes me paint in different ways. All of things things from Cornwall have been a huge influence on me. And what is great about it is that I’m so proud that my dad, Lanyon, Heron, Wynter, Hilton and Barns - Graham actually changed the way people thought and painted and made St Ives an international art scene” Anthony Frost
Last night on BBC2, Anthony Frost featured on Rick Stein’s Cornwall to discuss the modern British St Ives movement and showed Rick around his studio. You can catch up on Anthony’s infectious energy and hear his laugh which echoes his father, Terry Frost, on BBC iPlayer .
Work featured in final post:Anthony Frost, “Dada Blues”, 2017, Acrylic & Pumice on scaffold mesh, sacking, director’s chair canvas, rubber, ripstop and canvas, 50.8 × 76.2 cm
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