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Painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Citrine by the Ounce, 2014. Private Collection © Courtesy of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Fly In League With The Night

3.7 – 19.9 2021


Opens in 83 days

Welcome to the first major retrospective exhibition of British artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The exhibition ”Fly In League With The Night” features around 80 paintings and the presentation spans over the artist’s entire career – from her graduation show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2003 to the present day.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977) makes figurative paintings based on a variety of source material.  Working in oil on canvas or coarse linen, developing a language through mark-making, colour, scale, and composition has been central to the development of her practice. The characters she constructs are suggestions of people created of the artist’s memories and imagination, and influenced by images, drawings, and photographs.  The intentionally ambiguous characters seem to exist in a timeless state where the past, present and future converge, and their individual narratives are left to be constructed by the beholders.

Curators Tate Britain: Andrea Schlieker, Director of Exhibitions and Displays, Isabella Maidment, Curator
Curator Moderna Museet: Matilda Olof-Ors, Curator

The exhibition is on the 4th floor

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