*1960, London. Lives in Glasgow.
Photographic Documentation and Archive of Manifesta 2:
Roman Mensing, Münster
No title, 1998 (wall paintings)
In three different venues, Richard Wright has applied mural paintings in response to the spatial environment and the neighbouring works.
In the C.P.C.A. in Bonnevoie he has taken a particular interest in the former office and the traces left by those who used to work there, as well as in the large protecting wall of the urban bypass behind the building.
The "classical" museum-type setting of the Musée national d'histoire et d'art has inspired him to directly apply paint on the wall, thereby transforming the architectural premises and hence, taking painting out of its usual context.
In the staircase of the Casino Luxembourg Richard Wright's intervention takes on a somewhat more discreet character.
In a very sensitive way, Wright's series show the opportunities given to a contemporary painter who wishes to strike up a complex dialogue with the other works in a group exhibition.