With a recent solo show at Glasgow’s Mary Mary gallery and his art featuring in exhibitions in Copenhagen and New York, The Glasgow School of Art graduate Alistair Frost’s work is a painterly landscape of clean lines and brushstrokes that references leisure, fashion, and archly contemporary lifestyle tropes; his pieces are titled Image Coming Soon and Out of Office Auto Reply. ‘I love how he speaks his mind and combines Glasgow social history and fantasy, often with an element of humour,’ says fellow Glasgow graduate Charlotte Helyar of his work. Now based in London, Frost’s freewheeling cultural tour of Glasgow is a typically terse and arch blend of old and new, classic and kitsch. He’s a fan of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed The Glasgow School of Art building, The State Bar on Holland Street, Sauchiehall Street ‘on a Friday night’ and the magnificent Glasgow Necropolis cemetery.
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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).
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