Mars Attacks Curves, 2021
Pastel on paper
42 x 59 cm
Clifton Wright’s recent self portraits are part of his ‘Outer Space Portraits’ series, exploring ‘Alien Dialogue Shapes’, ‘Expression Dialogue Shapes’ and the ‘Hieroglyphics of the Face’
‘Alien dialogue shapes are just shapes, not of this world. Expression dialogue shapes are a puzzle of different facial features. Hieroglyphics of the face are symbols within the face. I see space symbols inside of the face, like out of this world, in a different language completely. The symbols could mean anything, like we come in peace or war. To resolve differences or the end of the world as we know it.’
Clifton Wright, 2021.