Richard Wright is a visual artist whose work includes many early digital animations and interactive pieces. His work has been widely exhibited at festivals and galleries and broadcast by television channels around the world. He holds a PhD in the aesthetics of digital film making and has published nearly forty book chapters, essays and reviews.
During the 1990s, Richard was one of the pioneers of digital animation as a distinct artistic form in films such as the animate! commissioned Heliocentrum (1995) – a digital animation about Louis XIV which was described by writer Hari Kunzru as “…both fun and an amazingly effective way of showing how a sovereign manipulated power”. LMX Spiral (1998) was a conceptual music video about the eighties. His last live action film was Foreplay (2004) – described as a “porn film without the sex”. In 2001 he completed the online screensaver The Bank of Time which was nominated for a BAFTA award. His most recent online project was The Mimeticon – an image search engine and artwork about the visual history of writing. From 2004 to 2009 he collaborated with Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji, initially as the artist’s group Mongrel. Their final project Tantalum Memorial won the transmediale 09 award.