Rose Wylie - Gingery Brown - 2017
Wylie creates paintings, drawings and prints of visually comintpelling images that she encounters on a day-to-day basis, finding inspiration in a variety of sources, from art history, cinema, comic books and the natural world to verbal anecdotes, news and celebrity stories. These might include a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s iconic Kill Bill films, a self-portrait of Wylie eating a chocolate biscuit, or an olive oil label. Driven by a relentless curiosity and instilled with wit, her paintings propose new perspectives on the world and the plethora of images that make up our collective cultural memory.
Wylie’s initial fascination with an image is driven by its visual quality and potential to be constructed as a painting or drawing. This Limited Edition print, titled Gingery Brown, was prompted by Wylie’s memories of eye images, one of these being a cut-out, etched metal eye from Greece she has at home. The close-up composition of this print is, like many of Wylie’s works, informed by cinema and the movement and framing of the camera. Wylie often combines images with text which anchors facts or memories. Here, she has re-described a paint colour she often uses: from the manufacture’s name Light Red to a more specific and descriptive colour Gingery Brown, which prompts a visual conversation with the black and white eye. The image, which originated from a drawing, has a particular metaphysical and iconographic quality that resonates with Wylie’s paintings and a direction within her work.
Medium: Single colour hand drawn lithograph on Somerset satin white 300gsm
Size: 63 x 89 cm
Edition of 30 + 3AP
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 700 (excluding VAT)
This limited edition Rose Wylie print is available at Serpentine Galleries