"Intersection of Perceived Reality" by Ashley Wright, Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 24" x 2"
Acrylic on Canvas
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ashley Wright is an artist from Redlands, CA who paints highly vibrant, textured, eye-catching landscapes and illustrations. Since becoming a full-time artist, Wright has sold her work internationally and exhibits throughout Southern California. Her paintings focus on perception and reality in relation to Derealization, Dissociation, and Maladaptive Daydreaming. All things Wright struggles with. She hopes that her paintings help bring awareness to C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the beauty that comes from it. The world’s that Wright creates come directly from the inner world that has protected her when struggling with Dissociation.
All of Wright's paintings take visual inspiration from locations around Southern California, nostalgia from Sci-Fi, and the vibrant designs of the 80s/90s. The combination of nostalgia and dissociation allows for Ashley’s paintings to take on a dream-like state and envelop viewers to wonder about each texture, brushstroke, and color palette. Dreamscapes allow viewers to feel a sense of familiarity, hope, discomfort, and the unknown, just as someone who struggles with dissociation may emotionally and physically experience.