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Neill Wright

Neill Wright is a multidisciplinary artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His bold, multi-layered and colorful work braves the world of social commentary through a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking and sculpture. He draws 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 a large extent, our global society as a whole.

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 exhibitions as well as at numerous South African and International Art fairs.

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