The Painting Room
12 January - 10 February 2008
Private View Friday 11 January 6-9pm


Simon Wright

Unfinished Table, 2007, oil on canvas, 40x50.5cm

Wright's paintings depict painted models or objects, exploring the gap between reality and representation.

In a recent series of works, the objects depicted have been hastily made from scraps of cardboard and then coarsely painted. Somewhere between models and sculptures, these crude, child-like constructions are transient props for slower, deliberate and more controlled paintings.

"I'd rather paint from my own model of a chair than a real chair. It is the difference between the reality (or ideal) and the model that interests me; the latter resulting from a series of arbitrary decisions and referring as much to painting and sculpture as to any primary reality."