Silent Light

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'Silent Light' forms part of Wylie’s 'Film Notes' series, in which she explores the imagery of cinema. This work pays homage to 'Silent Light, directed by Carlos Regadas (Mexico, 2008). Wylie paints and draws from memory, reconstructing the imagery of the film, in this case the houses of the Mennonite community on which the film focusses. The text at the bottom of the canvas, which records the name of the film and the director, echoes cinematic subtitles and reflects Wylie’s interest in the language of film both verbally and visually.

Wylie was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997 and was also included in 'Give and Take' at Jerwood Space (2000), and in The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2002).

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Silent Light




oil on canvas


H 183 x W 336 cm

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