British artist William Wright (b. 1971) takes inspiration from his daily life in and around the studio. Small in scale and muted in palette, Wright’s work is imbued with a quiet atmosphere and restrained quality. Often focusing on a single object against a plain background, all extraneous detail is removed. The artist’s ongoing ‘studio pictures’ series takes the studio environment itself as its subject. A private sanctuary, it is witness to the repeated routine and ritual of painting and drawing. These images of the artist’s paraphernalia, real or imagined, are essentially about the mercurial act of making and the studio space as home to endless possibilities and encounters. Wright studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and has exhibited widely with galleries throughout the UK and Europe. He has been shortlisted on two occasions for the B.P Portrait Award and was a finalist in the Jerwood Drawing Prize as well as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

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