Gallery

William Wright

The idea of the artist’s studio as a private sanctuary is perhaps a romantic notion.  A place to think and contemplate, even meditate.  Through repeated routine and ritual, I strive to achieve something profound in the simplest terms.  These images of a painter’s paraphernalia whether real or imagined are all essentially about this process.  The mercurial act of making and the studio space as home to endless possibilities and encounters.

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, 2017

Studio Chair with Rag, 2018-19
oil on canvas
46 x 36cm
Studio Chair with Brushes, 2018-19
oil on canvas
46 x 36 cm
Brushes (Autumn), 2016-18
oil on canvas
46 x 36 cm
Painter's Table XI, 2018
acrylic on board
22 x 30 cm
Painter's Table XIV, 2018
acrylic on board
22 x 30 cm
Painter's Table VIII, 2018
acrylic on board
22 x 30 cm
Painter's Table X, 2018
acrylic on board
22 x 30 cm
Still-Life (Fruit), 2019
acrylic, charcoal and pastel
50 x 30.5 cm
Still-Life (Bread), 2019
acrylic, charcoal and pastel
55 x 37 cm
Brushes, 2019
acrylic, charcoal and pastel
40.5 x 29.5 cm
Studio Fridge
acrylic on gesso panel
35 x 45 cm
Painter's Table, 2018
charcoal and pastel
34.2 x 45 cm
Window (Rooftops), 2018-19
charcoal and pastel on paper
36.5 x 48 cm
Window (Cranes), 2019
charcoal and pastel on paper
38.5 x 50 cm
Painter's Coat, 2018
drypoint
18.7 x 14.5 cm (plate)
Painter's Coat, 2018
etching and aquatint
15.3 x 10.6 cm (plate)
Night Studio, 2018
etching and aquatint
12.1 x 16 cm (plate)
Shelves, 2018
etching and aquatint
12.3 x 16.3 cm (plate)
Brushes, 2018
drypoint
20 x 15.5. cm
Corner of the Studio, 2018
etching and aquatint
14.5 x 9.8 cm (plate)
87 Hackford Road, 2017
etching and aquatint
9.5 x 14.6 cm (plate)
Boisgeloup, 2018
drypoint
14.5 x 19 cm
Diptych (Portfolio)
etching and aquatint
14 x 9.5 cm (plate size, each)
Diptych (Mirror)
etching and aquatint
14 x 9.5 cm (plate size, each)