ICON MANN

LYNETTE YIODOM-BOAKYE

ICON MANN
LYNETTE YIODOM-BOAKYE
 

You've heard it said before. We've all heard it said before, "You black man come from kings." Yet when confronted only with the visual references of our collective oppressed history it can be difficult to see beyond the negativity and stereotypes that have penetrated a reality that all to often provides not foundational basis for one to assert that you Black man do in fact come from kings -or better yet that you Black man have as much a place in modernity as anyone else. British artist LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE for great measure missed that narrow minded diatribe. Her impressive, and high-coveted art work is emotive and intimate in a way that makes one say, "YES!"   Yes, I know that guy in the pink shirt.  Yes, I know those eyes, and that smile. It's my father, brother, uncle, lover, husband, friend. Yes, I know that Black man, and he knows me.

 "Jewel"   Lynette Yiadom-Boakye  2012  Oil on canvas  55-1/8 x 39-1/2 in.   

"Jewel" 

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

2012

Oil on canvas

55-1/8 x 39-1/2 in.

 

 "Half a Dozen Dead"  Lynette Yiadom-Boakye  2010  Oil on canvas  180 x 200 cm

"Half a Dozen Dead"

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

2010

Oil on canvas

180 x 200 cm

 "Interstellar"  Lynette Yiadom-Boakye  2012  Oil on canvas  200 x 180 cm 

"Interstellar"

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

2012

Oil on canvas

200 x 180 cm 

 "Strip Lit"  Lynette Yiadom-Boakye  2012  Oil on canvas  95 x 85 cm   Installation view

"Strip Lit"

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

2012

Oil on canvas

95 x 85 cm 

Installation view

 "Diamonds"  Lynette Yiadom-Boakye  2013  Oil on canvas  130 x 100 cm

"Diamonds"

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

2013

Oil on canvas

130 x 100 cm