trace.

Queer Artist Collective

ashley beachey.

Ashley Beachey is a Welsh-born artist who has resided in Brighton, UK ever since their graduation from the university of Brighton.

They have exhibited in various solo and group shows around the country, including trace’s inaugural exhibition.

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Beachey’s work ranges from delicate, subtle ink and watercolour illustrations that probe sexual identity and their relationship with figures and stories from folk lore, to large, figurative oil paintings in muted tones that disturb with their corporeal vividness and sexual frankness. Consistent throughout their work is a mastery of mark-making; each stroke seems simultaneously effortless and yet perfectly placed.