Matt Beasant 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, Beasant 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 his work is an attempt to amalgamate seemingly disparate areas of understanding between the quantifiable and the qualitative. In his landscapes, we may see the convergence of physics with metaphysics, biology with the inorganic, and the analytical with the intuitive.
Matt Beasant’s works have been included in several exhibitions across Ontario including a solo exhibition at Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto (2019) and group presentations at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON (2016,2017); The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto (2016-2018); and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (2013-2018) among others. His work is held in private and public collections including The Bailey Collection, and The Archives of Ontario.