Artist in Focus: Craig Wylie

May 20, 2016
AB (Prayer) by Craig Wylie
AB (Prayer) by Craig Wylie

Quick Review

Born: 1973, Zimbabwe, Africa

Studied: Rhodes University, South Africa (BA Fine Art)

Work: Wylie's work revolves principally around the search to extend the genres of still-life and figure painting.

Publicatons: ‘21st Century Portraits’ by Andrew Graham Dixon.

‘Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists reinvigorate the Still Life

Tradition’ by Michael Petry


AB(event) - Craig Wylie


"AB (event)" - Oil on canvas, 168 x 250cm


Craig Wylie’s hyperrealist work revolves principally around the search to extend the genres of still life and figure painting. He has an extraordinary ability to seize the appearance of his subjects with tremendous fluency and ease. Working from life, with forays into the use of a laptop for his large portrait, Wylie has developed a multi-faceted but singular approach to Hyperrealism.


EW(Hood) - Craig Wylie


"EW (hood)'" - Oil on canvas, 183 x 134.5cm 


Craig Wylie is exhibited and collected internationally with recent exhibitions in the US, Germany, Hong Kong, France and Belgium. He has won numerous awards including first prize in the prestigious BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London. He also won the London Region Prize at the Hunting Prize of the Royal College of Art. He has work in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery and that of the Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany. 


GA (Clearing) - Craig Wylie LC (Mountain) - Craig Wylie


               "GA (clearing)" - Oil on canvas, 168 x 250cm        "LC (mountain)" - Oil on canvas, 250 x 161.5cm


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