Lynette Yiadom-boakye: Fly In League With The Night

Tate Britain, Millbank, London
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This event was due to take place on Wednesday 20th of May 2020 to Monday 31st of August 2020 but has been postponed. We will update the details when we get more information.
Admission

Adults: £13
Concs: £12
12-18yrs: £5

Venue Information

Tate Britain
Millbank, SW1P 4RG

Nearest Stations

Pimlico 0.31 miles

Website

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/lynette-yiadom-boakye

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The first major survey of one of the most important painters working today

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a British artist and writer acclaimed for her enigmatic portraits of fictitious people. This exhibition will bring together around 80 paintings and works on paper from 2003 to the present day in the most extensive survey of the artist’s career to date.

The figures in Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings are not real people – she creates them from found images and her own imagination. Both familiar and mysterious, they invite viewers to project their own interpretations, and raise important questions of identity and representation.

Often painted in spontaneous and instinctive bursts, her figures seem to exist outside of a specific time or place. Her paintings are coupled with poetic titles, such as Tie the Temptress to the Trojan 2016 and To Improvise a Mountain 2018. Writing is central to Yiadom-Boakye’s artistic practice, as she has explained: ‘I write about the things I can’t paint and paint the things I can’t write about.’

Yiadom-Boakye was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Prize in 2018 and was the 2012 recipient of the Pinchuk Foundation Future Generation Prize. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2013.

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