The Serpentine presents the work of figurative painter and Turner Prize-shortlisted artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977, London). Representing the range of techniques employed by the artist, the exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery consists of recent and newly produced paintings which sit alongside a series of ten new etchings that have been created specifically for this show. Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings reveal many dimensions and, while never generic, invite the viewer to consider the subjects as suggestions rather than explicit narratives or portraits. As a result her paintings display an ambiguity that resonates in the open-ended and enigmatic titles such as Accompanied to the Kindness, 2012 and Half a Dozen Dead, 2010. At the heart of Yiadom-Boakye’s work is an exploration of the ‘mechanics’ of painting. She focusses on techniques, structure and composition

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