Matt is a self-taught artist who grew up on a lake in Northwestern Ontario. There he countered the loneliness and confusion of his sexuality by spending time alone in the forest. Raised almost completely without religion or spiritual doctrine, Matt was able to freely form his own perspective on spirituality. This exploration allowed the landscapes to speak to him; their lines and hidden geometric systems acting as expressions of human emotions. Underlying this narrative is a fascination with elements of geology, biology, and theoretical physics. 

Collections

The Bailey Collection - Formative, 2017

The Archives of Ontario - Well, 2013; Migrant, 2013

Exhibitions:

Quantum Landscapes - Solo Exhibition, Coldstream Fine Art - 2019

Dynamic Hieroglyphic - Group Exhibition, Coldstream Fine Art - 2018

Autumn Art Sale,  McMichael Canadian Art Collection - 2016, 2017
The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair - 2016, 2017, 2018
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 
OPS Pride Queer Landscapes, John B. Aird Gallery – 2015 
Pride Toronto World Pride Video – Commissioned artist - 2014

 

Matt Beasant

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