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The individuals in Stephen Wright’s work confront us visually and psychologically. His paintings tend to transfix. Standing before them, one is drawn in by the intent gaze of a woman, the slumped figure of a nude man or the averted face of someone lost in reverie. Wright paints mainly solo subjects. They seem always to be slightly removed – yet they challenge, perplex, and attract us.
In the manner of the British figurative painters, Wright emphasizes the surface of his canvases, manipulating layers of paint and leaving evidence of his brushwork. Like Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, and even Jenny Saville, his work also has a psychological presence not commonly found in American painting.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Gallery Selects January 2021George Billis Gallery
2020
Gallery Artists: Recent WorksGeorge Billis Gallery
Stephen Wright: UndercurrentGeorge Billis Gallery
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Wave Crest, 2019

Oil on canvas
24 × 30 × 2 in
61 × 76.2 × 5.1 cm
US$4,500
Location
Los Angeles
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist

The individuals in Stephen Wright’s work confront us visually and psychologically. His paintings tend to transfix. Standing before them, one is drawn in by the intent gaze of a woman, the slumped figure of a nude man or the averted face of someone lost in reverie. Wright paints mainly solo subjects. They seem always to be slightly removed – yet they challenge, perplex, and attract us.
In the manner of the British figurative painters, Wright emphasizes the surface of his canvases, manipulating layers of paint and leaving evidence of his brushwork. Like Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, and even Jenny Saville, his work also has a psychological presence not commonly found in American painting.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Stephen Wright: Undercurrent
Other works by Stephen Wright
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