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Born: 1960, London, England
Lives and Works: Glasgow, Scotland
With an acute understanding of form, architecture, and color, Richard Wright paints ephemeral wall drawings that call attention to overlooked parts of our built environment while subtly altering the viewer's experience of space. Wright's primary manner of working consists of installations or interventions, often placed in unconventional or marginalized spaces of a site—ceilings, cornices, windowpanes, or the edges of a wall. Using simply a brush and paint, the artist creates his wall drawings on site in a time-consuming and laborious process. The results are improvisational yet precise paintings with designs ranging from organic, tattoo-like forms to geometric line drawings to cosmological sunbursts or constellations. Wright's work is temporary by nature, as the artist insists that each of his wall drawings must be painted over at the end of an exhibition. He thus asserts the importance of erasure as a natural part of creativity and the possibility for quiet marks on a wall to change our perception of everything around them.
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