Matthew Frost, a film-maker and fine artist from Staunton, VA, currently studies Film Production at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. Since he can remember, he has always had a pen, pencil, paintbrush, microphone, or camera in hand, curiously capturing vignettes of the world around him. A few of his favorite outlets are creating Art films, collages, and hand-drawn illustrations, recording music under the moniker Loft9017, and writing short and long-form screenplays.
Matthew gravitates towards work that leaves the viewer with enough room for introspection; while he may answer a question, he will almost certainly beg another. His pieces – informed by a Seventh-Day Adventist upbringing as well as his personal, more eclectic world view – often explore themes of hypocrisy, deceit, betrayal, and redemption. His goal is to create a surreal, otherworldly experience for the viewer, while revealing hidden truths in the form of myth and metaphor.
A few of the artists who have had the most impact on him are: Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Greg Araki, Rick Garside, Salvador Dali, Richard Avedon, Patricia White, Dr. Dog, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn.
Upon completing his degree, Matthew hopes to settle down in Staunton and open an Art Haus/colony for young, displaced artists, while periodically traveling the world, documenting it's grandeur.