Paul Wright’s Different Take on Portraits

Paul Wright certainly isn’t afraid to use his artistic tools to their fullest potential- using bold brushstrokes and heavy paint application, Wright creates portraits that are bursting with energy and in no way doubt the presence of the artist’s hand. Wright has an undeniable dedication to his style, claiming that he seeks to “capture a vitality beyond the establishment of mere likeness to the subject”- letting colour and form be the focus, the inner selves of the people featured in his works can only be glimpsed at but are never completely revealed.237