Clifton Wright

Born 1982 London, Clifton Wright lives and works in London. 

Wright has pursued portraiture for over a decade. From the beginning the faces in his drawings have been woven into and enmeshed with tessellations of abstract shapes. Working most recently from life, his drawn portraits build as a series, made in response to family albums, art books and exhibitions, characters from science fiction, film, and popular culture. In his latest series Outer Space Portraits Wright plays with the meaning of space, referencing science fiction, astronomy and ancient iconography while simultaneously testing the limits of pictorial space. Wright joined the London based art collective Intoart in 2005. 

Selected group exhibitions include Close: Drawn Portraits, Drawing Room, London (2018); Peckham Craft Weekend, Copeland Gallery, London (2018); Guilt Free – FranklinTill, Brompton Design District for London Design Festival, London (2018); Fashioning Space, Victoria and Albert Museum and touring internationally (2018); Intoart Annual 2016, Percy Street London (2016); Intoart Annual 2015, Studio Voltaire London (2015); Practice Makes, Peckham Platform (2014); Verovisation, MAD Musée, Belgium (2011); No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern (2010); See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery (2009); Different Spaces, Studio Voltaire (2007); and Animal Mineral Vegetable, South London Gallery (2005). Film screenings include Intoart Archive, Tate Britain (2014); and A film made according to instructions by Clifton Wright with Lenka Clayton, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery (2010).

Last updated: 30.03.2021


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