Tate Britain | Lynette Yiadom-Boakye



19 May - 31 August 2020


Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Self-Portrait, 1889
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
No Need of Speech, 2018

Widely considered to be one of the most important figurative painters working today, British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977) is celebrated for her enigmatic oil paintings of human subjects who are entirely imagined by the artist.

From 19 May 2020, Tate Britain will present the first major survey of her work. It will bring together around 80 paintings and works on paper spanning almost two decades. Surveying the development of Yiadom-Boakye’s unique formal language from 2003 to the present day, the exhibition will include early paintings such as First, created for her MA degree show at the Royal Academy Schools in 2003, alongside more recent examples of her best-known paintings including Complication 2013, Tie the Temptress to the Trojan 2016, To Improvise a Mountain 2018 and No Need of Speech 2018.

The exhibition is organized by Tate Britain in association with The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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