Congratulations to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye!
The recently announced shortlist for Tate Britain’s 2013 Turner Prize includes painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (London, b. 1977), who readers may recall was the only painter included in the New Museum’s 2012 Triennial “The Ungovernables.” Turner Prize jurors select specific exhibitions, and Yiadom-Boakye was singled out for “Extracts and Verses,” a 2012 exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. “Yiadom-Boakye’s intriguing paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative,” according to the Tate’s press release.”Her portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects. “ In NYC she is represented by Jack Shainman, where she had a solo in 2012. more
Images: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Milk For A Maestro, 2012. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery. Photo: Marcus Leith. (top)
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Generosity, 2010. Photo: Marcus Leith