Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: ‘Under a Song for a Cipher’ in New York, receives rave review by Zadie Smith

Last edited on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:40 AM by Lucy Till-Awny

Ruskin MFA tutor Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is presenting an exhibition at New York's prestigious and pioneering New Museum, from 3 May until 3 September 2017.
Yiadom-Boakye A Conflagration 2017 Oil on canvas 200 x 250 cm. Photograph: Courtesy: The artist, Corvi-Mora, London, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

The Ruskin is proud to include Lynette amongst its teaching staff, as she goes from strength to strength, following her Turner Prize nomination in 2013, and her win of the South Bank Arts Award last year for her superb exhibition Verses After Dusk at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 2015.  In her latest exhibition, Lynette presents a new body of work.

Her exhibition has received a stunning write-up by Zadie Smith in The New Yorker

[The paintings] say little, explicitly, but you hear much...

[They] pursue an entirely different relation: not the narrow point-for-point argument between artist and art history but the essential, living communication between art work and viewer, a relationship that Yiadom-Boakye reminds us is indeed vicarious, voyeuristic, ambivalent, and fundamentally uncontrollable.

For more information, see the New Museum's website

Yiadom-Boakye, In Lieu Of Keen Virtue, 2017, Oil on linen, 200 x 130 cm. Image courtesy: The artist, Corvi-Mora, London, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.