Hieroglyphics of the Face, Clifton Wright


Catalogue accompanying Clifton Wright’s solo exhibition at Block 336, Brixton, 2022.

Clifton Wright works from life and draws the people around him. Working prolifically for over 15 years, Hieroglyphics of the Face includes a selection of works made from 2017 to 2020. Whilst his models may be close friends that he has known for many years, he does not make traditional portraits. Wright instead uses the face as a starting point – a framework to be considered, abstracted and reorganised, with features becoming symbols that hang together in new formal arrangements.

Paperback, 32 pgs, Colour ills, 21cm by 30cm