Chisenhale Gallery

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

23 Mar - 13 May 2012

© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
23 March - 13 May, 2012

Chisenhale Gallery will present a new body of oil paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Yiadom-Boakye’s figurative paintings are drawn from her own fictitious set of characters and allude to traditions of European portraiture. The way in which an audience might project meaning on to these figures is a key point of interest for Yiadom-Boakye, addressing the very problem of representation – particularly with regards to black subjects - in figurative painting and public spectatorship at large.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977, London) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Notes and Letters, Corvi Mora, London (2011); Any Number of Preoccupations, Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2010); Essays and Documents, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (2010); Gasworks, London (2007). Recent group exhibitions include A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Lyon Biennial (2011); Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2011); That’s the way we do it, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2011).

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