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Cindy Wright was born in Herentals, Belgium. She completed a postgraduate degree at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she now lives and works. Ten years earlier, in 1996, she received an MFA in Painting from the Royal Academy for Fine Arts.
Her large-scale canvases embrace a contradiction between photorealism and abstract features. At first glance they may appear to be snapshots, lit from a single source, but on closer inspection brush strokes are clearly visible.
‘They are conceptually rooted in an artistic tradition that forces the viewer to question the nature of how we read and understand the world,’ says Wright, whose intention is to transform objects from real life with ‘iconic meditations on mortality.’
Wright’s work has been exhibited in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2005 she was one of six young Belgian artists distinguished by Palais des Beaux Arts.