Artwork by: Monte Wright
Monte Wright was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, but is based in Ontario, Canada. He presently works in a Kitchener home studio. The accomplished artist's latest project sees Monte being featured as a Modern Master in the upcoming New York publication "Art in Focus."Today, Monte Wright is an internationally recognized artist. In 2010 and 2011 his art has been shown in New York, N. Y.; New Haven gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Florence, Italy; London, England and Argentina.His work is found in many collections throughout Canada and the United States. Example locations are as follows: The Brandon Sun collection in Manitoba; The Fogarty House, Chester, Vermont, U.S.A.; Kitchener Farmers market, Kitchener, Ontario; Creelman Hall, University of Guelph, Ontario; Fellowship of Christian Police officers, Toronto, Ontario; and Tony Flanagan House, Bosham, United Kingdom.
Since 2000 Monte has been exploring a series of digital landscapes. Painter and artiste extraordinaire, Monte herein establishes himself once again as an artistic force to be reckoned with. A powerful painter, Monte's overture places him with the likes of Lucian Freud and Kandinsky. Yet, while Monte's works have the swirling energy of many great artists, they also suggest something quite different: the murmuring of numerous voices beneath each layer. The artist's work has changed greatly over the years, and is seldom simple. He courageously goes beyond the given and familiar, pioneering new techniques and materials in order to expand his own vision.
Monte's art may be studied through his art book at Freedom To Explore by Michael Joseph Publishing
Many of his recent projects are exemplars of Monte's penchant for monolithic, eccentric, dynamic forms and bursts of emotion. His art is impulsive but not violent and more seductive than confrontational. Monte's works don't want to assault you, but they suck you into their oceanic swirl, carrying you along for the ride. The magic emerges in the tension between control and spontaneity, and the result is invariably surprising, open-ended, poetic and spiritual.