Mitchell Wright uses layer upon layer of flat colored acrylic medium to make his paintings. In the finished pieces, there is a subtle 3D relief that creates actual light and shadow and disrupts the 2D perceptual tricks often used in op art. The paintings are lightly anchored to the real: folds that hint at an unmade sheet where someone once lay or a ripple on a wall from a science fiction horror movie. In other more dizzying paintings, the optical experience is reminiscent of staring at static or a magic eye.

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