Mark Peter Wright is an artist working with sound, image, objects and text. His practice is based around the process of listening; how it is marked, shaped, documented and shared. Often based outdoors, over long durational periods, Wright endeavours to fuse place-based subjects and materials with poetic and political gestures. His work animates debate around the cultural aesthetics of subjectivity and place, documentation as a creative form of production and the potential for listening as arts practice.
He has exhibited, published and broadcast works across a variety of international galleries, venues and site-specific locations; including large-scale commissions and funding awards. In 2009 he received the British Composer of the Year Award [Sonic Arts] for his work A Quiet Reverie . In 2012 he was nominated for a Prix Ars Electronica award in Digital Musics & Sound Art. Most recently his work has been presented at Tate Britain [London], Museum of Contemporary Art [Rome] and Parasol Unit [London].Wright [b.1979] is based in London, UK. He is also the founder of Ear Room and is represented by IMT Gallery.
‘Wright is attempting to create materiality out of the slimmest components – a kind of aural graphene that over time can change how we listen.’ Cherry Smith, Art Monthly.
‘Every detail of Wright’s work is sincere; there is fervent desire to persuade us of its worth – not its value as a piece of art but as an endeavour, a thing to do and know the world by.’ Salomé Voegelin. Wire.
‘In an art world dominated by discourses about looking and visuality Wright’s work asks us to think more carefully about sound: its history, its politics, and its particular materiality’. Yvette Greslé. This is Tomorrow.
‘A refined and wide-ranging art practice that reflects an openly attentive, thoughtful and enquiring nature.’ Julian Cowley, MusicWorks.