Luke Frost (b. 1974) is the sixth artist to emerge from the Tate St Ives residence programme at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives. An abstract painter, much of his work consists of solid blocks of colour, built up in layers with the surface left smooth. His strictly formal arrangements explore the contrast, balance, rhythm and saturation of colour in a structural environment, along with the artist's aim to reflect and create a volt of excitement. Formative influences include American artists Dan Flavin and Peter Halley, and the British painter Ian Davenport.
Using one of the historic Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, previously occupied by Borlase Smart, Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron, Frost has had the opportunity to develop his professional practice with the support of Tate St Ives.