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Trinidad & Tobago
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Artist Bio

Brian Ashing (b.1994) is a self-taught visual artist from Trinidad & Tobago working
primarily in watercolours and oils. Ashing has a realistic or semi-realistic approach to
his paintings and explores a range of subjects (people, landscapes and wildlife) via
the use of representational art. Ashing attained a BSc in Environmental and Natural
Resource Management (1st class honours) from the UWI in 2020 and exhibited and
sold work throughout the pursuit of his degree. His work has been exhibited in
several group shows and consignment collections in Trinidad (Art Society of Trinidad
and Tobago, Horizons Art Gallery). In 2021, he co-organised and curated “Art at
Veni Mangé”, a group exhibition held at the iconic Ariapita Ave restaurant. His first
solo exhibition, “Prelude” (101 Art Gallery) essentially serves as his debut into the
Trinbagonian artistic landscape. Ashing’s work is held in both public and private
collections within Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. He currently creates full-time from
his home in Piarco, Trinidad. 

“I seek to communicate the elusive truths of reality and my personal experiences. I
believe there is a beauty in the understated - in subtlety and fine details. Finding the
right balance of freedom and form compels my creative process. Through art, I seek
to contextualise what it means to be a human and to bridge the gap between reality
and the mind.”