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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye @ British Art Show 8, Edinburgh

13 February 2016 - 8 May 2016

The figures in Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings are not real people, but composites drawn from the artist’s memory and imagination. She likes to work quickly, with each painting usually completed within the course of a day. Rather than aiming for formal perfection, she hopes to ‘make people intelligible through paint’. Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings in British Art Show 8 provide glimpses into fictional worlds. As the artist comments, ‘I don’t want to fix a particular narrative behind the work but to instead leave behind a suggestion of one.’ Often, her paintings are conceived as part of a group. This is the case for these works, of which she comments that ‘looking, seeing and reading across them is something I really want to encourage.’ For British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s work will be exhibited at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


13 February 2016
8 May 2016
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
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