Oliver Ashton

White square on black with blue frame with white fabric torn from the bottom of the white square.

untitled (3)

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:


Bottom right of every webpage is an Accessibility Widget that can alter the webpages as needed.
Top right of every webpage is the Menu button.
All links are highlighted in the colours purple, green, and peach
Images in the Annual Juried Show and Event Series pages are also links.
All other images can be clicked/tapped to get a closer look in image view. Clicking or tapping again will zoom into the image.
Click/tap outside the image to exit the image view.

Back to workmanarts.com