NEW YORK—Lynette Yiadom-Boakye has a way with a paint brush. Each of her canvases are grand gestures—traditional-style “portraits” executed with a contemporary point-of-view. Although she doesn’t depict real people, her masterful use of color and layered, purposeful strokes assign to each of her fictional subjects a deep interior life.
Jack Shainman Gallery is exhibiting a series of new paintings the Ghanaian-born London-based artist completed this year. The gallery describes Yiadom-Boakye’s approach thus: “Urgent brushstrokes coexist with smooth overtures.”
The solo exhibition, titled “All Manner of Needs,” includes large canvases and more modest sized oil paintings, as well as a series of 20 mini black ink etchings. The show is on view from Sept. 13 to Oct. 13, 2012.
Yiadom-Boakye talks about her process and materials for an exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem last year.
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