Rose Wylie: Hullo Hullo...
Texts by Fernando Francés and Alison Gingera
The CAC Málaga presents the first exhibition in Spain by Rose Wylie. Hullo, Hullo…, curated by Fernando Francés, brings together twenty-nine works by the English artist, some of them being shown for the first time. Wylie, born in the 1930s, surprises and captivates us with the energy, vivacity, and freshness of her work. Her creativity is channelled through her impressions and her memory. On occasions, Wylie leaves aside her brushes to paint directly on the canvas with her hands, taking inspiration from different sources, including history, film, comics, the news, anecdotes, celebrities, and sports.
Publisher: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
Artists: Rose Wylie
Contributors: Fernando Francés, Alison Gingeras
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 11 in | 24.8 x 27.9 cm
Reproductions: 54 color
Retail: $45 | £35
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British artist Rose Wylie (b. 1934) creates paintings and drawings that on first glance appear aesthetically simplistic, not seeming to align with any recognizable style or movement, but on closer inspection are revealed to be wittily observed and subtly sophisticated mediations on the nature of visual representation itself. The layers of newspaper that line her studio floor are a frequent source of material for the artist, as she encounters images by chance while working. Drawing from such wide-ranging cultural areas as film, fashion photography, literature, mythology, news images, sports, and individuals she meets in her day-to-day life, Wylie paints colorful and exuberant compositions that are uniquely recognizable. The artist has acknowledged her great admiration for Philip Guston, whose late paintings likewise make use of an idiosyncratic visual lexicon, the directness of cartoonish figures, and a flattened perspective, but simultaneously betray a deep awareness of art history and painterly conventions.
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