Rose Wylie: painting a noun… is on view until 22nd February at David Zwirner gallery in Hong Kong


19th February 2020 – (Hong Kong)  Famous British painter, Rose Wylie is an artist known for creating large paintings on unprimed canvas. Her works can be seen at David Zwirner gallery in Central from now until 22nd February 2020.

She lives and works in her Kent cottage, producing extremely large paintings on unstretched, unprimed canvas, in her signature loose, spontaneous style.

Rose Wylie working at her studio in 2020. Photo by Tim Gutt
Spider, 2019.

Wylie was one of the seven finalists for the 2009 Threadneedle Prize, and one of the winners of the 2011 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Prize for Visual Arts.[6]

In 2010 Wylie was the only non-American artist represented in the Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the ArtsWashington DC. In 2012, she had a retrospective at Jerwood GalleryHastings, followed in 2013 by an exhibition at Tate Britain, London that featured recent works.

In September 2014, she won the John Moores Painting Prize. In February 2015 she became a member of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA Elect). In June of the same year she won the Charles Wollaston Award for “most distinguished work” in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

In this new series of hand-finished editioned prints, Wylie re-examines her personal history while experimenting with varying ways to intervene on each unique work using oils, watercolors, and colored pencils.

These large-scale prints are based on one of her original pages from Clothes I Wore, a collection of drawings and collages depicting the artist’s memorable garments, along with objects from her personal life: Victorian spoons, say, or her cat Pete.

Much like her breakthrough Glamour Girl paintings, these editions render the private in a public manner. As Wylie has said, “a diary can become history if better known.”

This online presentation debuts in parallel with the artist’s solo exhibition at the gallery in Hong Kong. Rose Wylie: painting a noun… is on view through Saturday, 22nd February.

David Zwirner gallery,

5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Tel:  +852-2119 5900