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Doing Things the Wright Way

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Andrew R. Wright

A few years back, I did a post about some of my favorite images of my fashion idol, Iris Apfel. One of the best representations was an illustrated portrait by artist and print maker Andrew R. Wright. Today’s look at his work is long overdue!

Wright’s work doesn’t follow one style. His work doesn’t bear the single signature that most artists feel they need to develop. But there’s still something uniquely him about his work. When asked about his lack of trademark, he had this to say:

“For quite some time this was the only question that mattered to me. In a way it plagued me. I was impatiently searching for that one “thing” that would define my work and make all of the Art Directors I wanted to work with say “We need Andrew R. Wright for that!” In a way I found it with texture, shape, and gradients achieved through a mixture of printmaking techniques (mostly monotypes and block printing). But, I was miserable [because I felt stuck in one way of working]. Now, I’ve gone down a path of not trying to define what I want my work to look like, i.e. trademark. It’s an ethos that doesn’t get me a ton of illustration jobs but I feel that I can sustain a healthy output of work that I’m genuinely proud of. Now I let the work find its own trademark and try not to fret over whether or not it feels like an Andrew R. Wright, because ultimately it will. After all, I’m the one who made it.”

– Andrew Wright to the Art in Unison blog

You can follow the very-talented Andrew R. Wright on his website, and on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

https://www.andrewrwright.com/2017/7/30/toucan-limited-edition-print-available-in-the-shop

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Doing Things the Wright Way

  1. I have to lock up my credit cards when I read your posts!

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  2. Line drawing…..that was what I enjoyed most in art school. Of course his are perfect.

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  3. I enjoyed every one of them. I agree you don’t need to be stuck in a rut trying to do the same thing 900 different ways. Do what you enjoy doing. Then let the buyers find it. Hal

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  4. Oh yes, certainly not pegged to one style.

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  5. These are great pieces and I like his attitude about his strong aesthetic communicating the identity of the artist rather than a signature.

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