Ella Wright: Unsteady Ground

21 Jun-13 Jul 2024
PV 20 Jun 2024

Cedric Bardawil
London W1D 5JB


Ella Wright's first solo exhibition represents an exciting body of paintings that operates at the boundary between abstraction and figuration, and engages with the genre of landscape in a meditative, polychromatic and imaginative way. Based on remembered landscapes of walks in Cornwall, the west of Scotland, Suffolk, the Thames Estuary, and Tangiers, Wright’s landscapes are vibrant and evocative studies of place, memory, as the artist sculpts and moulds the dense surface of the canvas. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Drawing School in London, Wright’s paintings are worked and reworked, and fiercely textured, as she excavates deep to find her desired balance of lightness and form. The artist’s first solo show, Unsteady Ground draws on influences as diverse as Prunella Clough, Hercules Seghers, Michael Armitage, and Chaïm Soutine.