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Matthew Wright is an Australian artist from Walyalup/Fremantle, working with acrylic paint and graphite. His practice ranges from representational painting, to pure abstraction. His works interrogate the space between expression and containment.


Matthew’s process is primarily based around erasure. Gestures, text, and sometimes entire paintings are painted over, scraped back, and edited, in a revisionist effort to find liminal form. This approach amplifies small moments and forgotten marks, and reveals unconscious narratives. The resulting works are often sparse; displaying a compressed yet highly-charged dynamic range.

All works created on unceded Whadjuk Noongar country.

Matthew Wright
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