Recently published by Lund Humphries, Rose Wylie is the first monograph to trace the career of the celebrated British artist, in whose work the critic Jonathan Jones recognizes "a way forward for painting in this century." This richly illustrated publication is authored by Tate Senior Curator of Contemporary British Art Clarrie Wallis, who presented a Spotlight on Wylie’s work at the museum in 2013.
"The paintings have a raw immediacy that the critic Mel Gooding has described as ‘at once visual, tactile, mental and emotional,’" Wallis writes; "[Wylie’s] large pictures are painted in a kind of visual shorthand that is direct and legible. The ability to elicit a range of responses is made possible precisely because of her reduction of form to an essential vibrancy that incorporates, via the very physicality of her medium, not just what the artist sees but an accompanying multitude of thoughts, feelings and memories. Wylie’s work is a sophisticated transmutation, or sifting of perceptual experience, carrying as it does a wealth of affective and allusive resonances, into the painted form."
Images: Cover and spreads from Rose Wylie, published by Lund Humphries, 2018