Matt Beasant grew up on a lake in rural Northwestern Ontario. He countered the loneliness and confusion of his sexuality by spending time alone in the boreal forest. Raised almost completely without religion or spiritual doctrine, Matt was able to freely form his own perspective on spirituality. It is this connection with landscapes and nature that helps to inform his work.
Matt is self-taught. His style draws inspiration from cross-sectional diagrams of geology, biology, and architecture. His work fuses emotion and allegory with vivid abstract landscapes. His crisp, ultra-clean aesthetic verges on digital yet is achieved by brushing onto canvas many thin layers of paint completely by freehand.