Credit: Tobias Kraus
The body is a key part of Grace Wright’s large-scale abstract paintings. Initially this is in the physical labour of her body producing these gestures, but also in the experience of the viewers own body, as they stand before her work. The intense layering of abstract gesture and ground evokes a rhythm found in music and dance. Planes of deeps browns, greens, and blues—offset by bright pastel tones—evoke a surreal atmosphere that could be a historical painting or a fantasy videogame landscape. Baroque techniques such as chiaroscuro lighting and intense diagonal force results in paintings that feel representational yet are purely abstract.
Gow Langford Gallery has represented Grace Wright since 2020.