Edinburgh Art Festival work from Richard Wright

This article is from 2010.

Richard Wright at Edinburgh Art Festival

Things are getting inventive at the Edinburgh Art Festival courtesy of 2009 Turner prize-winner Richard Wright, who has unveiled his specially commissioned painting for the EAF.

Showcased in the west stairwell of the Dean Gallery, the black-on-white design was created over an intensive four-week period and was created to compliment Thomas Hamilton’s early 1830s design for the Dean Orphan Hospital (which is now the Dean Gallery). Wright has said of his creation: ‘I like the way that work is as ignorable as it is interesting, the idea that the work might have this sort of abandoned quality. You may almost glance upon it absent-mindedly – you might not even register that it is there – and that sort of daydream space interests me.’

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