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Rachel Wright

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Major project:

Domestic Interiors Drawing Project

This year, I have been working on one major narrative drawing project. It is centred around domestic interior spaces, exploring the way in which our experience of memory and home can fluctuate between emptiness and nostalgia and conjure a sense of the uncanny. The series, created using pencil and oil paint on linseed oil paper form vignettes of fictional suburban spaces. The non-linear structure of the series and mysterious fragments contained within singular images enable the viewer to contribute to the construction and interpretation of the narrative. An interplay is created between the banal and the foreboding, between the fantasy of the luxurious, exotic and aspirational and the everyday reality. The images are intended to evoke a particular atmosphere and encourage an emotional response from the viewer, juxtaposing small moments of personal significance with an over-arching sense of impermanence.

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  • Rachel’s practice explores narrative predominantly through drawing and painting. At the RCA, she has developed a project focused on domestic interiors exploring the way in which our experience of memory and home can fluctuate between emptiness and nostalgia and conjure a sense of the uncanny. The series, created using pencil, charcoal and oil paint on linseed oil paper, forms vignettes of fictional suburban spaces. The non-linear structure of the series and mysterious fragments contained within singular images enable the viewer to contribute to the construction and interpretation of the narrative. An interplay is created between the banal and the foreboding, between a fantasy of the luxurious, exotic and aspirational and the everyday reality. The images are intended to evoke a particular atmosphere and encourage an emotional response from the viewer, juxtaposing small moments of personal significance with an over-arching sense of impermanence. 

  • Previous degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, 2009
  • Experiences

  • Studio assistant, Marc Seguin, Montreal/New York, 2012–14; Publishing manager, MAP Magazine, Glasgow, 2011–12; Committee member, Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2012
  • Awards

  • First prize, Tate Christmas Card Competition Award, 2015; Nominee, Tate Christmas Card Competition Award, 2014; RSA New Contemporaries Conveners Award, 2010; Wasps Artists' Studios Award, 2009; Norwich School of Art and Design Drawing Award, 2005
Royal College of Art Royal College
of Art Graduate
Exhibition

25 June –
5 July 2015

Royal College
of Art Graduate
Exhibition