Natasha Wright’s paintings are firmly centered on the female form. At the core of Wright’s work is her mission to portray powerful and independent females that exude confidence. Groups of women gather, celebrate and commiserate. They are fierce, determined and sometimes combative.
The paintings often address multiple personalities and emotions. Wright is interested in the interior just as much as the exterior. Her larger than life women balance a complicated dichotomy of the grotesque and the beautiful. Gender, sexuality, vulnerability and power, seduction and aggression – these dualities motivate the dynamics of the work.
Geometric forms and shapes burst with metallic tones, earthy greens and warm blushes. Wright freely incorporates both abstract and figurative elements in her paintings. Her work has a playful openness, a searching quality. Forms seem to emerge intuitively.
Wright’s recent canvases are as bold as they are introspective, concerned with contemporary characters just as much as art history. Wright’s women are not naive to the history and male subjectivity they inherit. They claim their space to discover who they are on their own terms.