Yiadom-Boakye depicts black subjects out of time and context, pulled from her own imagination. In fact, many of her paintings could represent people from 100 years ago or more. She often omits items of clothing, such as shoes, so that her figures cannot be placed too firmly in any single decade. To this end, sheis a storyteller, but in the most subtle and understated terms. Her paintings reveal so little, but pose a host of questions; she is asking us, the viewer, to work with her, to spin our own narratives.
This exhibition will surely prove a captivating one and is set to be one of the hottest offerings of spring 2020.
|What||Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tate Britain 2020|
|Where||Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Pimlico (underground)|
19 May 20 – 31 Aug 20, Open daily 10am – 6pm
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