Richard Wright

No Title

2002

Not on display

Artist
Richard Wright born 1960
Medium
Gouache on wall
Dimensions
Image: 950 x 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Nicholas Themans Trust 2010, accessioned 2015
Reference
T14205

Display caption

Challenging the commodity status of the artwork, Richard Wright explored the relationship between art, architecture and design by painting directly onto the gallery’s walls. Wright often chooses awkward locations for his wall drawings, such as corners, ceilings or the space above a door, thus re-examining the relationship between the spectator and the architecture of the gallery, and offering new ways of experiencing a work of art. His wall drawings refer to minimal and conceptual works of the 1970s that made a point of rejecting the objecthood of the canvas and sought to extend its surface into the wall.

Gallery label, September 2016

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