September 21, 2018

ROSE WYLIE CLAIMS UK PAINTING’S BIGGEST PRIZE

The Oscars of the painting world…

Selected from more than 2,500 entries, Rose Wylie is the 29th winner of the John Moores Painting Prize. She received her prize of £25,000 at the Walker Art Gallery where the Prize was established almost 60 years ago.

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Her painting, PV Windows and Floorboards features four disjointed female figures set in a linear white gallery space. Often drawn from protracted memories, the compositions of her paintings appear as dream-like sequences, in which details are imperfectly recalled and sketchily represented.

Director of Art Galleries, Sandra Penketh, said: ” PV Windows and Floorboards is a striking painting and achieves an interesting balance; containing bold colours and form but also a sense of mystery and an unfinished story.

“Rose’s personal story is very exciting. At 80 years old she happens to be double the average age of previous winners. Her style is fresh, unpredictable and cutting edge, and is everything we’ve come to expect from the winner of the John Moores.”

The four shortlisted artists who each receive £2,500 are:

Sometimes I Forget That You’re Gone by Rae Hicks
Vinculum by Juliette Losq
Brutal by Mandy
Jessica by Alessandro Raho

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