Lynette Yiadom-Boakye : A Passion To A Principle

Kunsthalle Basel, ., Switzerland
18 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye : A Passion To A Principle

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Complication, 2013 Oil on canvas 200 x 250 cm, 78.7 x 98.4 inches, Courtesy the artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Kunsthalle Basel presents A Passion To A Principle , the first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland, by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977).

The exhibition shows more than a dozen new paintings from her prolific practice. At once traditional in her approach to form, line, and color, and decidedly contemporary in her self-reflexivity about her medium, the British-Ghanaian writer, poet, and painter regularly represents a predominantly black cast of figures culled from a mix of memory, projection, and fiction. Here, Yiadom-Boakye fills the majestic upstairs skylit galleries of Kunsthalle Basel with her lush and vibrant reflections on perception and painting as a practice.

The exhibition is generously supported by Peter Handschin and Jackson Tang.




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