Frol was born in Russia. He has artistic training is social realism from his grandfather, painter Victor Boundin.
He moved to the United States in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. During the following 10 years, Mr. Boundin lived and worked in Chicago, focusing on large-scale abstract paintings and prints, as well as collaborative installations and graphic design projects with local arts community organizations.
"My work explores the impact the symbolic structures have on the formation of personal memories and the mechanisms by which temporal experience can be expressed in two dimensional form. The human transformation of landscapes, and the evolution of artificial and natural elements into symbiotic ecologies, I see as monuments to the changing of our perception of the past and present.
Archaeology of the post-industrial landscape inspire compositions that function as palimpsests and are assembled from a variety of sources. I search for banal objects that have been elevated to the status of a monument by careful placement or restoration. I seek items that are absorbed back into the landscape by a natural process of decay. In all, a process of discovery drives me; the act of "finding" is central to this work.
Just as in the landscape, the discarded remnants of our industrial past become habitats for a viewer’s memories and day dreams, the forms, colors, and textures of my prints provoke the viewer to reflect on a personal history. In this work, the relationship between different materials and techniques forms a poetic environment of reflections and associations."
- Frol Boundin