Tim Wright is a London-based artist best known for large, expressively-handled oil paintings, which combine closely-observed figurative elements with passages of turbulent abstraction. The paintings mix images of Baroque and Rococo framing devices, vegetal motifs and mythical figures to suggest a world of singular conjunctions and mysterious vistas.
Over a long career he has exhibited many times, both in the UK and overseas. His work features in a large number of private collections. He is particularly well-known as the art advisor to the film ‘Mr Turner’, for which he taught the principal actor, Timothy Spall, to paint. His media appearances include BBC news and radio, Dutch and German arts programmes, a documentary about Turner on ‘Arte’, the BBC’s ‘Imagine’ and a Sky Arts documentary on Turner’s watercolours.
The exhibition ‘To the Temple in the Forest’ at Fisher-London, continued his investigations on a smaller and more intimate scale. He showed works on paper, in watercolour, chalk and pencil, of a succession of dream-like images, allusive symbols and fragments of stories, set in a diffuse, sylvan landscape.