Despite their crucial ability to endure, to be moved about, used and re-used, applied to different contexts, these works crucially retain something of the substantiality of the wall drawings. For they can, as Richard says, be rolled up, torn up – they are flimsy. Only when on the wall do they discover their solidity. Like the wall drawings, their hold on the world is slight.


Further reading:
Richard Wright , exhibition catalogue, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2004.
Richard Wright , exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf 2002.

Carmen Juliá
April 2009

Richard Wright approaches high art and commercial design on equal terms. This series of posters uses visual quotations from early twentieth-century art movements, such as geometric abstraction, Minimalism and Op art mixed with cartoon imagery, elements from medieval manuscript illumination and biker-jacket motifs. Wright’s improvisational, ‘free-association’ technique reveals his thought processes and conjures up a range of potential meanings.

An obituary on Tuesday about Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, referred incorrectly to a school he attended. The school, the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, is an independent day school founded by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, a guild; it is not a school for haberdashers.

An obituary on Sept. 16 about Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, omitted a songwriting credit for “The Great Gig in the Sky” from the album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Besides Mr. Wright, Clare Torry also gets credit, for composing the wordless vocal she sang on the track. (Mr. Wright was listed as the sole songwriter when the album was released in 1973, but Ms. Torry was given credit under a 2005 court settlement.)

Despite their crucial ability to endure, to be moved about, used and re-used, applied to different contexts, these works crucially retain something of the substantiality of the wall drawings. For they can, as Richard says, be rolled up, torn up – they are flimsy. Only when on the wall do they discover their solidity. Like the wall drawings, their hold on the world is slight.


Further reading:
Richard Wright , exhibition catalogue, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2004.
Richard Wright , exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf 2002.

Carmen Juliá
April 2009

Richard Wright approaches high art and commercial design on equal terms. This series of posters uses visual quotations from early twentieth-century art movements, such as geometric abstraction, Minimalism and Op art mixed with cartoon imagery, elements from medieval manuscript illumination and biker-jacket motifs. Wright’s improvisational, ‘free-association’ technique reveals his thought processes and conjures up a range of potential meanings.

Despite their crucial ability to endure, to be moved about, used and re-used, applied to different contexts, these works crucially retain something of the substantiality of the wall drawings. For they can, as Richard says, be rolled up, torn up – they are flimsy. Only when on the wall do they discover their solidity. Like the wall drawings, their hold on the world is slight.


Further reading:
Richard Wright , exhibition catalogue, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2004.
Richard Wright , exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf 2002.

Carmen Juliá
April 2009

Richard Wright approaches high art and commercial design on equal terms. This series of posters uses visual quotations from early twentieth-century art movements, such as geometric abstraction, Minimalism and Op art mixed with cartoon imagery, elements from medieval manuscript illumination and biker-jacket motifs. Wright’s improvisational, ‘free-association’ technique reveals his thought processes and conjures up a range of potential meanings.

An obituary on Tuesday about Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, referred incorrectly to a school he attended. The school, the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, is an independent day school founded by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, a guild; it is not a school for haberdashers.

An obituary on Sept. 16 about Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, omitted a songwriting credit for “The Great Gig in the Sky” from the album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Besides Mr. Wright, Clare Torry also gets credit, for composing the wordless vocal she sang on the track. (Mr. Wright was listed as the sole songwriter when the album was released in 1973, but Ms. Torry was given credit under a 2005 court settlement.)

Richard Wright (born London, 1960 [1] ) is an English artist and musician. Wright was born in London. His family moved to Scotland when he was young. He attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1978 to 1982 and studied at Glasgow School of Art [2] between 1993 and 1995 studying for a Master of Fine Art. He lives in Glasgow . [3]

Wright decorates architectural spaces with intricately designed geometric patterns in paint and gold leaf . [4] His work of art includes a wide range of works made on paper, from prints on poster paper to elaborate and complex large-scale works that can include thousands of hand drawn and painted marks.

Wright's paintings are often short-lived, only surviving the length of an exhibition, they are painted over at the end of the show. This often seems to heighten the senses of the viewer in the knowledge that the work may not be viewable again, in any other place, at any other time. Turner Prize judge Andrea Schlieker described him as a "painter who rejects the canvas"; [5] fellow judge Jonathan Jones called him a "modern fresco painter". [4] Wright injects complex works into often overlooked architectural spaces.

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