Duncan Wylie was born in 1975 in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2005, he was naturalized French and now lives and works in Paris and London. After studying at ENSBA (the Higher School of Fine Arts) Duncan has devoted himself to painting. His work has been on exhibit in many public and private institutions in France and abroad. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Grenoble, the MUDAM in Luxembourg, as well as the CNAP, the FRAC in France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and in Leipzig. In September 2018, Duncan Wylie was exhibited alongside with Barthélémy Toguo at Hangar (more info).
Duncan Wylie has developed his art around the theme of architecture, particularly in ruins after all kinds of disasters. His contrasting work combines melancholy (in the subjects) with powerful energy (in a franc, refined style), playing on the opposition of construction and destruction, abstraction and representation, order and chaos.