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Clifton Wright

About

Clifton Wright has been a member of Intoart since 2005. His work reflects his interest in people and interiors.

Research

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Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research
Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research
Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research
Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research
Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research
Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research
Intoart, Clifton Wright, Research

Film

Biography

Clifton Wright has developed a large range of works in different media that draw upon his interest in portraiture. Sometimes working from images of people known to him or those in the media, more recently referencing the history of 20th Century portrait painters and photographers. His series of small scale drawings of close family have been made over a number of years. Starting from the pages of his family album and photographic documentation of interiors and people, he re-photographs his source material in order to create new images to draw from. The drawings often pay as much attention to the edges of the book or surface of the wall as to the people themselves. Titles of portraits reference characters from fantasy, horror and action films and his most recent works directly reference paintings by Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay and August Sander. As well as works on paper Wright has created ceramics and garments drawing on the substantial body of work he has developed in the Intoart studio since 2007.

Group exhibitions
  • 2017
  • Fashioning Space - Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2016
  • The Long Nights: Intoart Winter Exhibition - Whitfield Street London
  • 2016
  • Intoart Annual 2016 - Percy Street London
  • 2015
  • Intoart Annual 2015 - Studio Voltaire London
  • 2014
  • Practice Makes, Peckham Platform
  • 2012
  • Intoart Print Collection, Peckham Space
  • 2012
  • SV12 Members Show, Studio Voltaire
  • 2011
  • Verovisation, MAD Musee Belgium
  • 2010
  • No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern
  • 2009
  • See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery
  • 2009
  • Magnetic Forces, Trongate 103 Glasgow
  • 2007
  • Different Spaces, Studio Voltaire
  • 2006
  • Space Mapping, Studio Voltaire
  • 2005
  • Animal Mineral Vegetable, South London Gallery
Public events and symposia
  • 2015
  • Drawing Tours, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2014
  • House of Voltaire
  • 2014
  • Live Archive Part 2, Tate Britain
  • 2014
  • Opening Up Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2013
  • Live Archive Part 1, Tate Modern
  • 2013
  • Live Research, Tate Modern
  • 2011
  • Verovisation Symposia at MAD Musee, Belgium
  • 2010
  • Coming of Age symposia, Tate Modern
  • 2009
  • See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery
Film Screenings
  • 2014
  • Intoart Archive, Tate Britain
  • 2010
  • A film made according to instructions by Clifton Wright with Lenka Clayton, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery
Group catalogues
  • 2010
  • See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit. Published by Intoart
  • 2007
  • The Studio Project: Opening Art Practice. Published by Intoart
Artist mentor/workshop facilitator
  • 2013–15
  • Practice Makes, Tuke School
  • 2013
  • Side by Side, Southbank Centre
  • 2012
  • Reproduction, Peckham Space
  • 2007
  • Abstract Landscapes, The Studio Project book launch, Studio Voltaire