Ashley Beerdat

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Invading an Empire

Oil on canvas

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I am an emerging visual artist and arts instructor who primarily works in oil painting using an impasto style to narrate fantastical stories based on references from pop culture, my childhood and imagination. In my practice, I explore themes of mythology, folklore and storytelling to try and make sense of the world around me. Storytelling is an important part of my practice and stems from my culture as a Guyanese-Canadian in which I grew up listening to stories from elders to share lessons and pass down knowledge. Through my work I explore these traditional folktales in a contemporary, whimsical and playful manner. 

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