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PAUL WRIGHT

Born in Leicester in 1973.
Currently living and working in Leicester.

I have spent the last 20 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 subject being recognisable, they 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 immediate 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

Education

1992 – 1995   B.A Illustration Falmouth School of Art

Selected Exhibitions and Achievements
2019   NSPCC Annual art auction
2019   Red Eight Gallery, London
2018   The Roxbury Gallery, Monaco, Geneva
2018   Discerning eye, Exhibition
2018   New York AAF
2018   James Bond anniversary exhibition, Ian Fleming foundation
2018   2019 Ransom Gallery, London
2017   Present   Area 23, New York, Advertisement campaigns
2017 - 2019   Maddox Gallery, London
2016/17   Paul Mudoon selected lyrics, book illustrations, exhibition
2016   Paul Wright 15 years, Monograph
2015   Edgar Modern, We have contact
2015   Thompson’s Gallery, New paintings
2015   Mall galleries, Discerning eye exhibition, guest artist
2014   Edgar Modern, Portrait of an icon
2014   Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
2014   Patricia Cornish Gallery, Brazil, Recent paintings
2014   National Portrait Gallery, BP portrait award exhibition
2012   Art Toronto, Canada
2011   Art London, Chelsea
2011   London art fair, Islington, Thompson’s Gallery
2010   The Russell Collection, Austin, Texas USA
2010   Texas State University, USA, artist in residence
2010   Thompsons Gallery, London, new paintings
2009   The Discerning Eye Exhibition, London
2009   Paul Wright ‘Paintings’, Monograph
2009 – 2013  Loughborough University, Drawing tutor
2009   The Bristol Gallery, Bristol, New contemporaries 1
2008   Paul Wright and Jonathan Worth, Catmose Gallery, Oakham
2008   Paul Wright Paintings, Thompsons Gallery, London
2007   Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Annual exhibition
2006   BP Portrait Award Exhibition,  National Portrait Gallery London

Collections
Prudential
Standard Chartered Bank
Accenture
Leicestershire Health authority
P&O Cunard line
Rutland county council
Texas State University
Smith and Williamson