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'Paul Wright has emerged as an accomplished and immensely talented artist; a defiant standard-bearer for the qualities of technique, craftsmanship, colour and texture in painting. Although he is clearly influenced by the best traditions of fine art, his approach is individual, contemporary and powerful.' Darryl McCarthy Art Critic/Collector. Paul Wright (b. Leicester, UK 1973) graduated from the Falmouth School of Art in 1995. He has been shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery BP Award twice, in 2006 and 2015 ‘I have spent the last 20 years developing a painterly language through which I seek to capture a vitality beyond the establishment of a mere ‘likeness’ to the subject. Whilst I appreciate the importance of the subject being recognisable, they are glimpsed rather than exposed, their inner selves hinted at but ultimately inscrutable.’ Wright’s work is dynamic, intuitive and intense. His vision of our world is often full of gemstone colour or completely black and white. It is both sensual and expressive. Quiet yet strong. Gentle but intense. This balance of expression is exceptional to see in an artist. He has defined his own path. His work is vibrant but never loud, it invites you in to his world, humbly but with passion. His work is diverse in subject matter but his interiors are possibly his most personal of all his paintings. Smaller than most of his collection but private jewel like worlds, tenderly touching the very essence of human relationships. An artist of highly complex but stunning contradictions.

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