Roy Oxlade: Art & Instinct

End Date: 30/08/2020

Oxlade’s work was grounded by spontaneity and a diaristic portrayal of daily life, emphasised by frequent references to the artist’s wife, fellow painter Rose Wylie, who was Oxlade’s lifelong muse. Objects found in Oxlade and Wylie’s home and studios in Kent often formed the basis of his paintings: sinks, tables, lemon squeezers and coffee pots make recurring appearances alongside paint tins and easels. Selected for their aesthetic and functional qualities over any symbolic meanings; domesticity and ritual are central to Oxlade’s world.

‘I want authenticity, clarity and a certain peculiarity…’ Roy Oxlade