University of Hertfordshire

Mr Michael Wright

Michael Wright

Mr Michael Wright

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Michael Wright, Post grad Dip, Fine Art Sculpture (Royal Academy Schools) MA by Res (University of Hertfordshire) HE Fellow, is Senior Lecturer on the BA Hons Fine Art  Programme, Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire UK

 He undertook an MA by Research in 2001 entitled 'Drawing, processes of conceptual modelling of landscape space' This research practice has subsequently developed as an exchange between drawing, sculpture and time based video installations.

Wright exhibits internationally and has collaborated with the Dutch concrete artist Henriëtte van 't Hoog for over fifteen years creating experimental arrangements of photograpahy and video projections in installations. Their collaborative works are exhibited under the name of ‘Wright & Van ’t Hoog’ They have collaborated with the British pianist Philip Mead who has created Musical compositions based on using Wright & Van ’t Hoog's visual compositions as a score. 

Wright is a member of the Munich based 'Rhythm Section' group led br Oleksiy Koval. Wright has exhibited with the 'Rhythm Section' group in Munich 2017,Istanbul 2017 and 2016 Amsterdam 2016, Odessa 2015, Tiblisi 2014.

Wright has acted as consultant on publications for Dorling Kindersley in association with the Royal Academy of Arts and authored a number of arts publications on fine art media and digital photography. 

A recurring visual theme is a concern with Kineasthetic readings of movement which is explored through drawing, painting, sculpture and time based medeia. These works have been show in exhibitions  with the Rhythm Section Group.  

In particular Wright is interested in the kinaesthetic reading of movement, by which we imaginatively and empathetically read both actual and inferred movement in the body, the environment and plastic art works. Observation in this kinaesthetic sense is not solely the representation of appearance or symbolic representation but rather the graphic or cinematic trace of consciousness as it moves through space, reading and interpreting the weight, rhythm and movement of form through the movement of the interpretative gaze. Drawing  from this perspective of understanding is a performative process of touch and mobility of mark making which in turn is a visual record of the analytical and empathetic projection of the gaze.  


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