Artists statement

Nicholas Wright


h(°1980, Nottingham, United Kingdom) makes drawings, paintings, collages and installations.

By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, his drawings references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.

His drawings establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way,

he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.

His works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By focusing on techniques and materials, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.

His works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century.

That’s what a computer says about me in international English, worrying what a marketing tool can create isn’t it?

I prefer :

I am currently engaged in a long term project based on the media, The work conveys my personal concern for the way the media around us manipulates and controls the people. We do not need half of what we are influenced

to buy, for the benefit of the few. I am not anti capitalist simply anti greed. My current practice is mostly

based around the idea of taking a commercial medium such as illustration and subverting and scaling it to a size so

as to make it completely useless for its original purpose. Taking the control back to the creator and all the while

poking fun at television and the media obsessed world we live in.