Gallery

William Wright

William Wright's paintings and drawings have for me the same intensity as poems that conjure visual imagery of the world we live in. He is a poet. They have a melancholic ache that comes from someone who is a profound observer. They are wonderfully quiet and distilled, all extraneous detail taken out of them. In many of Will's paintings, because they are so minimal, description of movement creates sound in one's head. The fluttering of a flock of pigeons, the wake of a ferry, the pull of oars through water are images we all know. But his acute editing process enables us to see them without the clutter we experience of living life now. They become meditations on a world less packed to the brim, like a place in a washed out dream or a far off memory. So often they are paintings I wish I had painted, and they link to a line of artists close to my heart, but nevertheless talk to me about living life in the present.

Tom Hammick

William Wright studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and lives and works in London. He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK and in Europe.

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From the Studio
oil on canvas
35 x 46 cm
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Guadaloupe
oil on canvas
46 x 36cm
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Montparnasse
oil on canvas
41 x 31 cm
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Birkbeck Road (Night)
oil on canvas
36 x 46 cm
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Birkbeck Road (White Sky)
oil on canvas
36 x 46 cm
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Car Park
Oil on canvas
41 x 51 cm
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Sogni d'Oro
oil on canvas
46 x 36 cm
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Dark Wood
oil on canvas
46 x 36 cm
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Girl Reading
oil on canvas
46 x 36 cm
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The High Line
oil on canvas
46 x 36 cm
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Museum
oil on canvas
41 x 51 cm
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The Music Room
oil on canvas
31 x 41 cm
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Olhao
oil on canvas
51 x 41 cm
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From the Studio
charcoal and pastel on paper
39 x 48 cm
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From Honor Oak
charcoal and pastel on paper
45 x 35 cm
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Leaving
charcoal and pastel on paper
39 x 51 cm
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Montparnasse
Charcoal and pastel on paper
39 x 50 cm
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River
charcoal and pastel on paper
39 x 50 cm
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Studio Window, 2 June
charcoal and pastel on paper
39 x 50 cm
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Night Train
charcoal and pastel on paper
34 x 49 cm
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Studio Window
Etching and aquatint
17 x 24 cm (plate size)
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Painting
Etching and aquatint
21 x 16 cm (plate size)
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Campeggia Marittima (Night)
Etching and aquatint
15 x 20 cm