Oil & acrylic on linen
Original size: 72 x 72 in
Following his graduation from the RCA, London in 1991 Mark Wright was a founding member of Cubitt Gallery and Studios in central London. Since then he has been a practicing painter and curator working throughout the UK and overseas.
Recent exhibitions have been held at Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, Galeria Cadaques, Catalonia, Gallery Stock, Berlin and D’Arcy Thompson Museum, University of Dundee. He has also curated a number of exhibitions exploring themes such as the continued impact of photography on painting, photomicrography as source material for contemporary painting and the continued use of landscape as subject matter within recent painting. These have been held at Carter Presents, London, Tim Sheward Projects, London and & Model Gallery, Leeds.
Recent commissions and paintings have been made/collected for the D’Arcy Thompson Museum supported by the Art Fund, Montpellier Chapter Art Collection, Cheltenham and David Roberts Foundation, London.
During 2014 he will be delivering a paper at the Art and Science conference called Riddles of Form at the University of Dundee. It will explore the impact of the work of D’Arcy Thompson on modern and contemporary painting, looking particularly at the legacy of the work of William Turnbull and Richard Hamilton on his own work and that of his contemporaries.