My current practise examines the question of originality in art which involves looking through countless books, magazines and at internet images to find an artwork that I use as a starting point to create an artwork of my own. My oil paintings and drawings regularly recreate parts of historical paintings often omitting or adding random figures or parts of landscapes/backgrounds or sky to create my own original artwork. By doing this I re-examine the narrative within an artwork questioning how an artwork can be read and how its original meaning has changed into something different from that of its original.

 

More of Michael’s work can be viewed at http://www.michaeljameswright.co.uk