Published by Royal Academy of Arts. Text by Russell Tovey. Interview by Tim Marlow.
Footballers and film stars: recent work by Rose Wylie, painter of the deceptively simple
Rose Wylie (born 1934) is the third artist to participate in an exhibition collaboration between the Royal Academy and the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. This book accompanies her show and features an interview with the artist by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy, and an essay by the actor and art collector Russell Tovey. The exhibition comprises new paintings and drawings—wittily observed and subtly sophisticated meditations on the nature of visual representation itself. Using images as a prompt, Wylie often works from memory, and the associated works on a single subject offer an insight into her complex creative process.
Wylie’s work has been the subject of renewed critical attention in recent years, with major shows in Europe at venues including the Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016), Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2017), Tate Modern, London (2018) and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga (2018).