Mixed Media Collage by Kim Frohsin

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Kim Frohsin’s newer collage work has honed in on select bits of imagery to explore and is ripe with color and texture.

San Francisco artist Kim Frohsin exhibits new work that employs collage, paint, colored pencil, discarded paper cups, and other mixed media. In the series, which the artist sometimes refers to as Cokework, both the red color associated with Coca-Cola and the distinct shape of the original fluted glass bottle serve as unifying elements throughout. Some pieces present a female face with eyes closed, rendered as a high-contrast positive likeness reminiscent of the mid-nineteenth-century life and death masks. Other work presents the curvaceous bottle as a motif that can be rendered in any color or pattern and remains utterly recognizable. Frohsin, originally from Atlanta, relishes the autobiographical possibilities (including images of her hometown’s dominant brand) in her work. “There is a level of literal and metaphorical self-reflection at play in the self portraits and the mix with the collaged icon of Coke – a meld of identity of a face and a place,” she said.

— kimfrohsin.com

This is only a sampling of her work and you can see much more on Kim Frohsin’s website.


Coke Glamour Portrait - collage, heavy acrylic, dry pigment,  electrical tape, glazes, archival board

Coke Glamour Portrait - collage, heavy acrylic, dry pigment, electrical tape, glazes, archival board - 9 7/8 x 10"


Five Teas in July -  collage monoprint, printing ink, acrylic, dry pigment, paper, board

Five Teas in July - collage monoprint, printing ink, acrylic, dry pigment, paper, board - 11 1/8 x 11 3/4"


Variety: Bon Bons - collage, stabilo pencil, ink, marker, acrylic, board

Variety: Bon Bons - collage, stabilo pencil, ink, marker, acrylic, board- 14 1/8 x 14 1/2"


Line-up for Cowboys:Bottles - monoprint, collage, ink, dry pigment, gouache, acrylic, glazes, board

Line-up for Cowboys:Bottles - monoprint, collage, ink, dry pigment, gouache, acrylic, glazes, board - 7 x 22 1/4"

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  • http://upartdown.com linda

    I love these collages, Kim. Excellent on numerous levels!

  • http://www.alisonlowe.net Alison Lowe

    These are just magical…combining the graphic qualities of subject with the organic qualities of materials. Exciting and amazing pieces.

  • John Brown

    Love em’ Kim……JB

  • http://www.thephotoargus.com Bill Jones

    Amazing work! Thanks for sharing Jeff.

  • Dan Allen

    Good job Kim. Quelle surprise! Dan

  • http://www.joandavisart.com Joan elan Davis

    These pieces are amazing, Kim!
    I love the surface quality and use of printed material.

  • http://www.salesprotocol.com Catherine Blake

    Kim –

    You are an amazingly gifted artist. What makes you amazing is that you’re always innovating. The Coco-cola theme is brilliant and iconic. I can’t wait to see what your next big idea is!

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