Lot 328 - William Wright - Open Window (Paris)
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
William Wright is a British painter and printmaker based in South East London. He studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and has exhibited widely throughout the UK and abroad.
He has been shortlisted on two occasions for the B.P Portrait Award and was a finalist in the Jerwood Drawing Prize as well as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. His work is held in numerous private collections.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University Recent Exhibitions Include: 2021 Herbal Remedies, Lyndsey Ingram Gallery, London; 2020 Urgemment, Patiement Galerie Ariane C-Y, Paris; 2019 Painting Painting, The Eagle Gallery, London; From the Studio, The Art Stable, Dorset (Solo); The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, The Salisbury Museum and Tour; Œuvres sur Papier, Galerie Ariane C-Y, Paris (Solo); 2018 Studio Pictures, Galerie Ariane C-Y, Paris (Solo), ParisOpen Window, Paris is part of my ongoing ‘studio pictures’ project. This explores the idea of the artist’s studio as a private sanctuary and home to the mercurial act of making.
The image began as a tiny sketch in a notebook drawn late at night around Montparnasse. I imagined these windows opening to reveal a painter’s atelier. A simple yet magical interior witness to the private, creative process.
About the Postcards
My practice frequently incorporates work made on this small scale. I enjoy the challenge of making a tiny image which has the intensity of a much larger work.
The muted palette and quiet atmosphere are also typical of my approach.