Published: 4 March 2016
We are extremely proud to be publishing a book with Paul Wright in June, which will launch alongside his latest solo exhibition in the gallery on Wednesday the 8th of June. We recieved a fantastic response from the London Art Fair 2016 this January in Islington and look forward to showcasing the artist's latest successes in the Summer.
After his beginnings as an artist working in Illustration, Paul Wright has spent the last decade developing a language of painting through which he seeks to capture a vitality beyond the establishment of a mere 'likeness' to the subject. As an artist, Paul Wright appreciates the importance of the individual being recognisable, the subjects are glimpsed in the painting rather than exposed, their inner selves hinted at but ultimately inscrutable.
Though Paul Wright often works on a large, potentially imposing scale, his paintings remain approachable through fluency of brush mark and a rich palette. In Paul Wright's paintings, the spaces the subjects inhabit are often indeterminate, providing an atmosphere that allows for ambiguity of psychological state. Paul Wright's subjects retain their integrity and yet through the artist's painting method a sense of intimacy is evoked.