Richard Wright (b. 1960)

British, b. 1960

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Richard Wright (b. 1960)

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British, b. 1960

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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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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Manifesta, and 2 more
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta, and 2 more
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