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Craig Wylie

Craig Wylie (b.1973, Zimbabwe) won the prestigious BP portrait award in 2008 and is known for his predominantly very large scale figurative oil paintings.

In this unusual series of figurative works, Wylie returns to painting directly from life in his studio, imbuing each tableau with a startling sense of presence. Each composition sees Wylie juxtapose the human form against, often jarringly at odds with, a discarded inanimate object. The series also sees Wylie painting on a much smaller, more intimate scale.

Wylie’s previous paintings are created from a process of rigorous painterly investigation from his own formal studio photographs. Working directly from a laptop screen, he combined both the incidental light of photography and the actual light passing through the images he works from, giving his paintings an unusual depth and clarity of light and colour.

As well as having work in notable private collections around the world, Wylie has paintings in the permanent collection of public institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, London and Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Selected exhibitions
2019
50 Years of Realism - Photorealism to Virtual Reality at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, BrasiliaPlus One Gallery
2018
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSCob
2015
Craig Wylie StudiesCob
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Craig Wylie

Nurse, 2014-2016

Oil on canvas
66 9/10 × 52 2/5 in
170 × 133 cm
£25,000
Location
London
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Craig Wylie

Craig Wylie (b.1973, Zimbabwe) won the prestigious BP portrait award in 2008 and is known for his predominantly very large scale figurative oil paintings.

In this unusual series of figurative works, Wylie returns to painting directly from life in his studio, imbuing each tableau with a startling sense of presence. Each composition sees Wylie juxtapose the human form against, often jarringly at odds with, a discarded inanimate object. The series also sees Wylie painting on a much smaller, more intimate scale.

Wylie’s previous paintings are created from a process of rigorous painterly investigation from his own formal studio photographs. Working directly from a laptop screen, he combined both the incidental light of photography and the actual light passing through the images he works from, giving his paintings an unusual depth and clarity of light and colour.

As well as having work in notable private collections around the world, Wylie has paintings in the permanent collection of public institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, London and Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Plus One Gallery
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