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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye @ Corvi-Mora

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Aftersong (2011) - Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Late, late, LATE notice about this one: a show by the fantastic painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Notes and Letters is only on for one more week (boo) but the good news is that lots of people have got lots of holiday coming up (hooray!) so perhaps you’ll have the time to get down there and see it.

Yiadom-Boakye is a London-born, London-based artist of Ghanaian descent, who draws extensively on Western romantic and impressionist traditions of portraiture. Think Goya, Manet and Degas; think brooding masculinity, brooding femininity (in fact, general brooding), sidelong glances and plenty of subtext. I first saw her work at the Studio Museum in New York last year, where her portraits of imaginary subjects, staring silently (and often sullenly) at you from their murky surroundings, left me in a state of nervous excitement. Highly recommended.

The show continues until 28th April.

Opening hours:
Tues-Sat, 11-6

1a Kempsford Road (off Wincott Street), London
SE11 4NU

Author: africanartinlondon

Art from Africa, or by or about Africa or Africans, in London...

One thought on “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye @ Corvi-Mora

  1. Hi there, I’m the PR director for VisitBritain in NYC – the national tourism board for England, Scotland and Wales. I’ve just had a media request come in from a great journalist who is interested in doing a story about African Art in London and she forwarded me the link to your blog. Do you have an email address that I could forward on to her so that she can follow-up with you directly?
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