Posted on May 01, 2012
News: Alex Frost Wall Mural unveiled at Platform, Easterhouse
Collective Architecture has been assisting Contemporary Visual Artist Alex Frost and clients Platform Arts Centre and Glasgow School of Art to create a new public art commission in Easterhouse, which has been unveiled on Friday as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts (GI).
The New Easterhouse Mosaic is a 25m long artwork which has been created by Alex and will welcome visitors to Platform. This project revolves loosely around the iconic Easterhouse Mosaic, a world-famous identifier within the area in the 1980s that was created by the local community and located in Lochend.
Collective Architecture have overseen the remedial and preparation works to the wall and surrounding site as well as the installation of the artwork. Each of the 600 mosaic panels were fabricated off site and installed using an innovative mix of old and new mosaic techniques, this process required Collective Architecture to work in close collaboration throughout with Alex and the project contractor KELSEN.
Alex Frost’s explorations of drawing and sculpture engage with both handmade processes and technological schema. He contradicts the over familiarity of logos and brand identities of consumer products related to technology by using them as repeated motifs rendered in low-fi materials. He has previously used mosaic at ‘The Connoisseurs’ 2010 in the Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK.