Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977) is a British painter and writer. She is best known for her portraits of imaginary subjects, or ones derived from found objects, who are painted in muted colours. Her work has contributed to the renaissance in painting the Black figure. Her paintings often are presented in solo exhibitions.
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Celebrated for her enigmatic paintings of human subjects, the artist speaks to Antwaun Sargent about her art, music, writing and …
From her imagined figures to her poetic titles, discover this figurative painter’s work
Explore different approaches to depicting the human figure through the work of five great British artists