Richard Wright

Born:
1960
Residence:
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nationality:
British
Trust:
APT London
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  • The first purely classical English house now features gold leaf work by the Turner prize winner Richard Wright.

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  • The NY Art Book Fair draws a huge crowd every year, and so it wasn’t a surprise that there were lines everywhere at this year’s edition—lines to get into the bathroom, lines to see certain booths, lines for the KAWS signing (the longest line of all), and lines simply to get into the fair itself.

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  • Come to the Gagosian's NY Art Book Fair stand and get inked with works by the gallery's artists.

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  • A heap of dust made from the remains of an atomised passenger jet engine and a sperm whale skull are among the works by artists nominated for a top British prize on show at an exhibition from Monday.

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  • In this article we bring you a selection of 10 opening exhibitions around the world. Our list includes an exhibition at Petzel Gallery in New York that shows new paintings by Thomas Eggerer, with Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey the Brooklyn-based artist opens her first survey exhibition in the United States at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Show Is Over a group exhibition about abstraction and the end of painting at the Gagosian gallery in London, New Acquisitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art that puts on display for the first time several artworks by Picasso, Cezanne, Michael Craig-Martin and more, and for the retrospective Louise Lawler: Adjusted the artist's well-known photographs that emphasize aspects in art we usually fail to notice are hung throughout the Museum Ludwig alongside the permanent collection, creating interesting juxtapositions.

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  • The main contemporary art event in Edinburgh, by general consent, is Martin Creed's show at the Fruitmarket Gallery.

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  • Richard Wright is stalking the site of his next execution. Surrounded by pristine white walls, wearing black, and well over six feet tall,

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  • Richard Wright, a tall, softly-spoken and articulate man, was 49 when he just snuck in under the Turner Prize's age restriction as a prize

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  • Exhibition: Turner Prize 2009 Exhibition, Tate Britain, until January 3 2010 Turner Prize art rarely speaks for itself. A deformed lump of

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  • Richard Wright discusses The Stairwell Project, his most ambitious work to date.

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  • Turner prize star Susan Philipsz comes from a long line of innovative artists and musicians with Glaswegian roots

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  • SIX months ago the Scottish artist Richard Wright won the Turner Prize for a stunning wall fresco painted in gold. But, like most of his work

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  • The art of British painter-installationist Richard Wright is ethereal and mind-boggling. He paints modern frescoes that transform interior spaces

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  • The word “mummies” evokes not only those to whom every human being owes their life, but also, inevitably, the bodies famously preserved in Ancient

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  • One sign of the overheated art market is the growing appetite for minor works by major artists—But are all these etchings and doodles authentic?

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  • Art dealer Larry Gagosian pushes the best work – Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Richard Wright, Urs Fischer – and fills the gap in our public galleries

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  • Richard Wright discusses The Stairwell Project, his most ambitious work to date.

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  • Turner prize star Susan Philipsz comes from a long line of innovative artists and musicians with Glaswegian roots

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  • SIX months ago the Scottish artist Richard Wright won the Turner Prize for a stunning wall fresco painted in gold. But, like most of his work

    Read More
  • The art of British painter-installationist Richard Wright is ethereal and mind-boggling. He paints modern frescoes that transform interior spaces

    Read More
  • The three-year building project to transform Tate Britain’s Millbank entrance, reopen derelict spaces and restore the historical logic of the building

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  • This summer the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art celebrates its 50th anniversary with a two-part display featuring highlights

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  • The Turner Prize winning artist, Richard Wright, whose wall painting in gold leaf was a highlight of the 2009 Turner Prize show, returns to Tate Britain

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  • British artist Richard Wright was named Monday the winner of this year's Turner Prize, contemporary art's most prestigious award.

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  • Tate Britain has unveiled further details of one of the most significant redevelopments in its history, which includes the reopening

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  • Turner prize-winner Richard Wright is designing a stained glass window for the main entrance to Tate Britain. Wright specialises in site-specific art

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  • The years roll by. 2010 passes. We get older. Do we get any wiser? Looking back on this year, I don't see much sign of it, at least not in public place

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  • Rosalind Nashabishi is a film-maker and photographer who specialises in the depiction of voyeurism and role-play. Her films are self-conscious

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  • Interview with Lyle Ashton Harris: Exploring Both Ghanaian Tradition and Modernity in Accra My Love.

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  • Now in its 7th year, Edin­burgh Art Fes­ti­val offers a huge choice of visual arts exhi­bi­tions and events each sum­mer. Cre­ated as a plat­form

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1960 in London, United Kingdom, Richard Wright lives and works in Glasgow. Primarily using painting and drawing, Wright creates impermanent site-specific interventions and works on paper. His practice engages with temporality, the built environment, and painting as an active gesture. His large-scale wall drawings throw into relief architectural features otherwise meant to recede within exhibitions spaces, including ceilings, cornices, skylights and corners. Wright’s subtle decorative marks resemble the repetitive phrasings of a paired-down language. His laborious site-specific works take the form of intricate tattoo-like motives or minimal geometric patterns that shift viewers’ perception of a space by playing off of its architecture’s inherent trajectories.

Richard Wright has recently presented solo exhibitions at Richard Wright. Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy (2015), The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane, Glasgow, Scotland (2014), Nine Chains To The Moon (Chapter 1). BQ, Berlin, Germany (2014), Tate Britain, London, England (2013),Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2010), The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (2010), Gagosian Gallery, London (2009) and BQ, Berlin (2009). His work has also been shown as part of “Votive” at CCA, Glasgow (2009), “Life on Mars”, the 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art (2008), “The subversive charm of the bourgeoisie” at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2006), “No Manifesto” at La Galleria d’Arte Modema & Contemporanea (GAMEC), Bergamo (2005) and “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions” at MoMA, New York (2002). He was awarded the Turner Prize at Tate Britain, London in 2009.

Richard Wright is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow and Gagosian Gallery, and Gagosian Gallery, London, Rome, Athens, New York and Beverly Hills.