‘Hieroglyphics of the Face’ an exhibition of drawn portraits by Clifton Wright at Block 336, London. Working prolifically for over fifteen years, the exhibition includes a selection of drawings made from 2017 to 2020. Wright works from life and draws the people around him. Whilst his models may be close friends he has known for many years, he does not make traditional portraits. Instead he uses the face as a starting point, a framework to be considered, abstracted and reorganised. The features of the face become symbols that hang together in new formal arrangements.
Mounira Al Solh, Frank Auerbach, Paul Cézanne, Virginia Chihota, Lucian Freud, Dryden Goodwin, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Horst Janssen, Claudette Johnson, Michael Landy, Maria Lassnig, Joyce Pensato, Deanna Petherbridge, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Paula Rego, Nicola Tyson, Jessica Voorsanger and Clifton Wright.
Bringing together historic figures such as Ingres, Picasso and Hepworth, and recent and contemporary artists including Lassnig, Hockney and Landy, this exhibition reveals intimate encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years. Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life.
An exhibition and series of events at MADmusée, Liège, Belgium. Verovisation including a large series of portrait drawings by Wright displayed unframed arranged over two walls. The exhibition was accompanied by presentations by Clifton Wright about the development of his drawing practice.
See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery, 2009
An exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery presenting artwork by Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Mawuena Kattah, Doreen McPherson and Clifton Wright, curated by Marijke Steedman. Full Catalogue of the exhibition including text by writer and art historian Malcolm Bull published by Intoart.