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Rose Wylie @ Turner Contemporary, Margate
12 January 2016 - 31 March 2016
To open 2016 the Sunley Gallery space, will feature a group of paintings and drawings by celebrated Kent-based artist Rose Wylie. Wylie’s bold, large-scale figurative paintings draw on ancient and folk art, such as Mexican street art and contemporary Egyptian Hajj painting, as well as art history and film. Their deliberate awkwardness, closer to the unselfconscious art of children, includes a collage-like approach in which mistakes are simply covered up with patches of cut-up canvas or paper. This display will focus on recent works from her ongoing Film Notes, a series of paintings inspired by remembered images from contemporary films. An avid and discerning film fan, her recent paintings and drawings have paid homage to directors as diverse as François Ozon, Werner Herzog, Claudia Llosa and Quentin Tarantino, whose films she particularly enjoys painting from because of their ‘glamour and theatricality’.