Richard Wright

Untitled Figure 3

About this artwork

The words ‘petal’, ‘hard’ and ‘diamond’ are spelled out in a series of letters constructed from colourful rectangles in this screenprint. Richard Wright trained in typography and signwriting and often uses letters in his work which are devoid of content. Curator Alex Farquharson has said, ‘Meaning in Wright’s work is transmitted below language’s radar.’ This print is the third in a series of five produced for the ‘BQ Poster Edition’ portfolio. Each print was named ‘Untitled Figure’ and numbered from one to five. The prints were initially intended to be pasted onto either internal or external walls as a series of posters. Throughout the portfolio Wright has combined simple geometric and organic forms against flat backgrounds.

Updated before 2020

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Richard Wright

Richard Wright