Neill Wright

b.1985

Neill Wright is a multidisciplinary artists based in the pulsating city of Johannesburg, South Africa. His satirical work braves the world of social commentary in a bold, colourful and humorous manner.

Wright explores various mediums; such as sculpture, printmaking and painting as modes of expression, drawing inspiration from the interconnected worlds of media, popular culture, politics and societal interactions in an attempt to create panoramic views of current issues, hardships, complexities and paradoxes present within South African and to some extent African society as a whole.

Through highlighting the absurdities of a collectively experienced ‘everyday’ his work subverts the tragic, placing the viewer in a space where they are confronted by opposing feelings; the melancholic reality and the ironic hilarity of his compositions.

In 2007 Neill graduated with distinction to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Honours), at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town where he was co-awarded the Simon Gerson Prize for an outstanding body of work. In 2009 he graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in printmaking. In 2013 Wright was named one of the 10 emerging South African artists to watch by The Times, and he has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows as well as at numerous South African and International Art fairs. His works are housed in private collections in Europe, the United States, Australia and South Africa.

Neill Wright

Selected Works

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Latest Insights

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Neill Wright - South Africa's Foremost Emerging Artist

Neill Wright - South Africa's Foremost Emerging Artist

Neill Wright
Press
28 Jul 2017

"One of the hardest working artists in the nation" says The Luxe Digest.

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African Contemporary Art - the time to buy.

African Contemporary Art - the time to buy.

Neill Wright
Press
17 Nov 2016

Art Market commentary. An article in the Paris press on the eve of the first Piasa Auction dedicated to contemporary African art.

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Exhibitions

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'NOW'

'NOW'

Slimen El Kamel, Neill Wright
London
06 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017

A two man exhibition by Slimen El Kamel and Neill Wright.

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Rites of Passage: Between Light and Shadow (Cape Town)

Rites of Passage: Between Light and Shadow (Cape Town)

Christine Dixie, Vivien Kohler, Nú Barreto, Neill Wright, David Lurie, Paul Emmanuel, Wycliffe Mundopa, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude
Cape Town
11 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016

Simultaneous Exhibition - Cape Town and London A group exhibition featuring in Cape Town: Nú Barreto, Christine Dixie, Paul Emmanuel, David Lurie, Wycliffe Mundopa ...

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Rites of Passage: Between Light and Shadow (London)

Rites of Passage: Between Light and Shadow (London)

Nú Barreto, Neill Wright, Othello De’Souza-Hartley , Wycliffe Mundopa, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude
London
13 Jun 2016 - 07 Aug 2016

Simultaneous Exhibition - London and Cape Town A group exhibition featuring, in London: Nú Barreto, Othello De'Souza-Hartley, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Wycliffe Mundopa, Neill ...

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The Atrophy and the Ecstasy

The Atrophy and the Ecstasy

Neill Wright
Cape Town
25 Feb 2015 - 11 Apr 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa New solo exhibition of multidiciplinary artist Neill Wright; The Atrophy and the Ecstasy, an exploration of lived absurdity in ...

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Liberation (Un)Masked

Liberation (Un)Masked

Neill Wright, Turay Mederic
London
25 Nov 2014 - 13 Dec 2014

LONDON, UK Sulger-Buel Lovell presents it's second exhibition Liberation (Un)Masked 25 November- 13 December 2014

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Publications

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Turbine Art Fair 2017

Turbine Art Fair 2017

Slimen El Kamel, Vivien Kohler, Nú Barreto, Ralph Ziman, Neill Wright, Carolyn Parton
Publication
12 Jul 2017

The Turbine Art Fair (TAF17) brought to you by The Forum Company, returns to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown from 14th – 16th ...

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Now Now

Now Now

Neill Wright
Publication
12 Apr 2017

An essay by curator Andrew Lamprecht, about the work of South African artist, Neill Wright.

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NOW

NOW

Slimen El Kamel, Neill Wright
Publication
28 Mar 2017

A two man exhibition by Slimen El Kamel and Neill Wright

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PIASA Auction Catalogue

PIASA Auction Catalogue

Nú Barreto, Neill Wright, Isabelle Grobler
Publication
17 Nov 2016

2nd Specialist sale of Contemporary African art in Paris

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