Paul Wright


Light Sensitive, oil on board, 30 x 24 cm. 

Head, oil on board, 32 x 26 cm. 

Love And Devotion On A Bland Scale, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. 

It’s All About Surface, oil on board, 30 x 27.5 cm. 

Family, oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm.

Eve, oil on board, 32 x 26 cm.

Receive And Take Away, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm.

Whirlwind, oil on board, 30 x 21 cm. 

Artist Statement 

After training as an Illustrator, I have spent the last 14 years developing a painterly language through which I seek to capture a vitality beyond the establishment of a mere ‘likeness’ to the subject. Whilst I appreciate the importance of the individual being recognisable, the subjects are glimpsed rather than exposed, their inner selves hinted at but ultimately inscrutable.

Though I often work on a large, potentially imposing scale, the work remains approachable through fluency of brush mark and a rich palette. The spaces the subjects inhabit are often indeterminate, providing an atmosphere that allows for ambiguity of psychological state. The subjects retain their integrity and yet a sense of intimacy is evoked.  

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