An extensive monograph surveying the recent major works of artist Richard Wright. This fully illustrated publication presents Wright's exquisite paintings and drawings. Wright states "I wanted to get to the idea without the object getting in the way." This attitude led to paintings of extraordinary skill made directly onto the wall that do away with the physicality of the canvas. This publication records these special transient events where paintings have appeared, and for the most part, no longer exist. Winner of the prestigious Turner Prize (2009), Wright's work was praised by the judges for its "profound originality and beauty."
Richard Wright was born in 1960 in London and lives and works in Glasgow. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum Abteiberg, M nchengladbach; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; The Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh; Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Kunsthalle Bern; and Tate Gallery, Liverpool. John Lowden is a Byzantine and Medieval art professor at the Courtauld Institute, London. Russell Ferguson is the professor and chair of UCLA Department of Art. Sarah Lowndes is a lecturer in the Historical and Critical Studies Department at Glasgow School of Art and regular contributor to art journals.