EW Thin Cities

Eleanor Wright (born London, 1984) lives and works in Newcastle. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2007 and an MFA in Sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art in 2010.

Eleanor Wright’s practice looks towards prevailing cultural and societal fixations with iconographic architecture, the nature of design technology and spatial relationships between body and form. She is interested in how architecture represents ideological structures within society, itself acting as a temporal marker that shifts and evolves, and is defined and re-defined by various socio-political, economic and cultural forces that act upon it. Her work is realised through sculpture, collaboration and exhibition making, utilising materials that identify with cycles of industrial processing, which she manipulates in their ‘pre-composed’ states to form a complex sculptural language. She considers the relationship between sculpture and the exhibition space, and architecture and the built environment to both be inextricably linked, whereby site and context prevail over the isolated or discrete object.

In addition to her individual practice, Eleanor Wright has been working collaboratively with Sam Watson since 2013.

Image: Still from ‘Baku Fire’, single channel video with sound, 2013