A new solo show of paintings by award-winning British artist Lisa Wright launches this November in New York and will be her most ambitious to date.
In The Eyes of Each at Faction Art Projects, presents a series which Wright refers to as her “inner landscape”, featuring figurative works that embody natural landscapes. These inner worlds encompass fauna, trees, birds, insects and sky. They draw our attention back to nature and remind us of our responsibility to protect Earth’s ecosystem.
Each of Wright’s distinctive subjects embodies a unique landscape that collectively represents growth and the protection of Earth for future generations. The subject in Luminous contains glowing skeletal insects that have emerged from various stages of metamorphosis, a visual metaphor for human development from child to adult.
Similarly, Blossom Keeper with her poignant expression, contains an abundance of
flowers reflecting her own flourishing and development. Silken is embellished with blue flora reminiscent of the traditional blue and white decoration of Chinese porcelain, delicate and fragile, while Song of Starlings figure contains trees and yet birds are absent. The title suggests an imagined bird song.
The figures of varying scale stand alone and out of context, they are transient and timeless. The careful balance of both figurative and abstract elements, along with a heightened and often sensual use of colour, emphasise the vibrant and contemporary nature of the work.
Wright explains: “In The Eyes of Each is inspired from fragments of poetry and text which relate to the themes in this new series of work. This work acknowledges everyone’s unique perspectives and how we see each other.”
Behind Ourself Concealed, 2018 © Lisa Wright
Silken, 2017 © Lisa Wright
Luminous, 2017-18 © Lisa Wright
From Grace, 2017-18 © Lisa Wright
Golden Arrow, 2017-18 © Lisa Wright
Words Won’t Fail Her, 2017 © Lisa Wright