Richard Wright




Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce Richard Wright’s second exhibition with Gagosian Gallery in London, which precedes his exhibition at Tate Britain as one of the four artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Turner Prize.My work is like a worn step, it is like a smoke detector, it is even like a picture, but it is
more like the space between the letters of words.

–Richard Wright

Wright continues to develop his unique visual and spatial language painting directly onto walls, ceilings, corners and other more liminal spaces of architecture, reasserting the power of incidental details that adorn the edges of our designed world in his response to the individual character of the elected space. Moving beyond the limits of early conceptualism with its stated arbitrariness, Wright paints each of these works himself with almost medieval precision. In recent years some works have increased in scale and complexity, such as that for “Life on Mars: the 55th Carnegie International” in which thousands of minute red pin-like shapes spread up from the walls onto the ceiling and out through a window frame; or for “Jardins Publics” at the Edinburgh International Art Festival, in which a sequence of black thorn-like shapes fanned across the cornices of a townhouse ceiling from one room to the next.

Duration 01 September 2009 - 03 October 2009
Times Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6
Cost free
Venue Gagosian (Davies Street)
Address 17-19 Davies Street London W1K 3DE, ,
Contact 44.207.493.3020 / / www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/2009-09-01_richard-wright/

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