Michael Wright

8 – 20 October

An exhibition of small landscape paintings that are influenced by both historical painting and actual places visited locally to produce a collection of original artworks.

“I am an award winning artist based in Fareham in Hampshire I have shown both locally in such places as Southampton City Art gallery, Aspex gallery, Portsmouth and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and I have also been included in the National open art competition twice winning ‘ best emerging artist in 2015. In addition to this I have most recently had work exhibited at this years Royal Academy Summer show.

The artworks I have created are taken from both various  historical art works and local landscapes with elements omitted, altered or added to in random ways to produce something ‘original’. My current practise is committed to the idea and concept of how a painting is able to question its origin and meaning by being repainted or reworked in different and often random ways. Along with visiting local areas of interest I also scour art books,magazines and on the internet constantly looking at various images that may or may not work together when put next to each other in a different context. When we look at an artwork the way we see an artwork involves focusing on different aspects of a painting. For example we might notice details in the background or foreground, shadows and light effects, and parts of bodies or faces that when taken out of their original context can produce different forms.  By working in this way I have gained an insight into how we interact, understand and look at artworks and my aim is to communicate these ideas to a wider audience.”

Michael Wright