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Phantasms Joe Frost

Frost gives his paintings a kind of autonomy; they want to be or become things that are partially obscure to him. For instance, he says of one of the first that he brings forward, ‘It’s a funny painting that one. It’s almost a bit darker than it wants to be, but that’s also the character of the painting I think.’

Frost talks about his paintings as though they are animated by a force beyond his control, despite also demanding the laborious deliberations of a committed studio practice. That’s not to say that

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