Paul Wright


Paul Wright (b. Leicester, UK, 1973) was exhibited in the BP Portrait Award in 2006 and a nominee in 2014. Two books have been published on Wright and his work. He obtained a BA in Illustration from Falmouth School of Art. He has exhibited at the London Art Fair (2011); Art London (2011); Art Toronto, Canada; India Arts Festival, Mumbai, India; Sara Eyestone Gallery, Santa Fe, Arizona, USA, amongst many other spaces. His works forms part of the collections of the Prudential, Standard Chartered Bank, Accenture, Leicestershire Health Authority, P&O, Rutland County, Texas State University


“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.”