Richard Wright, ‘Untitled’, 2004, Gagosian

About Richard Wright

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.

British, b. 1960, London, United Kingdom, based in Glasgow, United Kingdom