Richard Wright
British, born 1960
1,742 followers
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2014
Rob Tufnell at NADA New York 2014,
Rob Tufnell
2013
Rob Tufnell at NADA Miami 2013,
Rob Tufnell

Richard Wright, who won the Turner Prize in 2009, is known for his intricate paintings on often overlooked architectural spaces like walls, ceilings, corners, and stairwells. These works, which use painstaking techniques such as Renaissance fresco and gold leaf, are produced directly onto the surface and exist only for the duration of an exhibition before being painted over. Wright's works on paper—which can include thousands of hand-drawn or painted marks, kaleidoscopic lines, repetitive geometric progressions, typographic fonts, and Baroque fragments—share with his large-scale site-specific paintings a fascination with pattern and decoration.

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