new works
amy wright
5–22 Oct

BSG Projects is pleased to present a vibrant body of work by Amy Wright, now represented by Brunswick Street Gallery.

“Essential to my practice is my immersion into the landscape. A desire to breathe in the space, be aware of the sensations of my surroundings and unearth the details, textures and patterns that emerge through exploration. I’m intrinsically interested in the unseen, or unnoticed, often undesirable aspects of a garden or landscape. The untamed areas where nature has returned to its authentic rudimentary state.”

Working in mixed mediums, Amy Wright takes a similar approach to building an artwork; collaging together textures, patterns and colours through the use of varied surfaces and mark making techniques, to create tactile and visceral depictions of the natural environment–seeking to capture the essence of the whole, more so than the need to document the actuality. Wright’s work encourages a personal response, unique to each viewer, sparking a personal memory and sensation of familiarity for our natural world.

Based on the Bellarine Peninsula, VIC, Amy Wright is a prolific multidisciplinary artist with a diverse background in Painting and Drawing, Surface Pattern Design and Floral Artistry. Wright has formal training in in the Fine Arts from VCA and a BA (Honours) in Textile Design from RMIT.

Working in mixed media–predominately oil, acrylic and prismacolour pencil–her painting methodology is reminiscent to that of collage, where the whole is made up of cropped fragments, and she playfully toys with the idea of hiding and revealing. Pattern, shape, texture and colour are core to her practice and are used to create a sensory narrative of the landscape.

Photo: Nikita Cherry