Duncan Wylie was interviewed by Richard Kilpert for Zeitz MoCAA, where his work is exhibited as part of the exhibition of contemporary painting from Zimbabwe, Five Bhobh - Painting at the end of an era (curated by Tandazani Dhlakama), featuring twenty-nine artists from the country.
The discussion was relayed by Vuyo Oyiyane for Art Radio South Africa and the recorded parts of the coversation are available to listen online.
‘‘Using gestural mark-making, colour, and composition, Wylie creates multi-layered paintings that convey a sense of chaos, urgency, and resilience. Represented through an exploding matrix, the thin, transparent layers of oil paint in Wylie’s work echo his fragile perception of ‘belonging’ — a consequence of having been subjected to the trauma and violence of loosing one’s home. Wylie was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1975, and currently lives and works in London’’.