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Pontone Gallery, London

'Tim Wright’s fluently seductive paintings deploy a recurring motif - that of an elaborately carved Rococo frame. Together with what is contained, the frame variously suggests an aperture, an eye, a lens or a mirror. It is also a gateway through which information is transmitted and transformed.[...] The painting make oblique reference to the disturbing worlds of Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass”, Tarkovsky’s “Solaris” and Turner’s late-period sea-pieces' (Into the Deep, Pontone Gallery, exhibition catalogue, June 2018, not paginated).

Tim Wright

(b.1959) Tim Wright was born in 1959 and raised in London. In the mid-1980s he graduated in Fine Art from Middlesex University. His early paintings displayed an interest in the figure and explored its fragmentation through a vigorous painting process. His practice has developed along two strands: the portrait and figure painting. He has a long experience of teaching and lecturing. He worked as a fine art lecturer at most of the leading London art colleges, particularly Chelsea School of Art, Middlesex University and The Motley Theatre Design School. He continues to teach courses in life painting and drawing at his studio in London. Tim Wright has exhibited extensively, and his work features in many collections, both in the UK and internationally. Most recently, he has been a prizewinner in The Derwent Art Prize 2016, an exhibitor in The National Open Art Competition in the City of London, had a number of solo exhibitions with Shine Artists at The Albemarle Gallery London, featured in the 2014 BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery, and shown portraits at Petworth House in Sussex. The artist continues to live and work in London.