Acrylic, enamel, oil on canvas
Exhibiting in the gallery April 15-28
Untitled, 2021-2022 is a painting that includes canvas which has been cut and sewn numerous times in an act of resilience and to create reliefs and openings in the canvas. These reliefs and openings work with the natural lighting of the environment to create shadows and alternate spaces while maintaining their physicality.
Oliver Ashton is a Toronto based artist and currently a 3rd year student at OCAD who is majoring in drawing and painting, and minoring in sculpture. Ashtons work is a formal exploration of materials, light, and space. His use of materials ranges from acrylic-enamel paints and canvas to burlap and plaster. His work is in conversation with such art historical movements as arte povera, post-minimalism, and neo-expressionism.
Artist Website: oliverashton.art