London born artist, Thomas D Wright draws from a varied self-taught creative past which now manifests into a bold, unique, and somewhat macabre style. As a young adult, Wright was part of the underground arts and music scene in Manchester, releasing his first record in 2003 under the name of Mr. PSIK, who is still releasing today.
He later trained and worked as a tattoo artist where his work was published in various books and tattoo magazines. Always experimenting with technique and medium, Wright was discovering a passion for painting, street art and working on a larger scale. After 10 years of tattooing Wright made the decision to leave the industry. Though the lifestyle, and having been consumed by the creative underground had taken its toll. This was an environment he needed to escape if he was to survive. It was then Wright made the decision to move to the arts capital London, renew himself as an artist, starting fresh from nothing. Driven to get serious about his practice he later completed a BA with 1st degree honours at LCC, UAL.
Wright continued to paint on canvas and the street under a pseudonym, which gained a popularity and was exhibited in various galleries and art fairs around the UK, Germany and Switzerland. From this semi street/ illustrative style, Wright went on to be a contributing artist to the EA PlayStation game, Need For Speed Heat. Also working as set artist on the Net Flix documentary, Death Row Diaries and on the Spielberg film, Ready Player One.
Having toyed with many creative outlets using whatever materials were available, Wright's dramatic, baroque inspired works were the most imperative, he knew that a true calling in painting had to be perused. He successfully applied to the RCA in 2022 to embark on an MA and unlearn his past efforts, making way for a fresh approach under his real name, Thomas D Wright.