London-based Lynette Yiadom-Boakye subjects are fictional people, often caught in unexpected moments of action or contemplation. Her portraits-mostly single, some small groups, and all black-are presented in a muted color palette that allows for some exhilarating jolts of color, like in a red, yellow and blue parrot perched on a young man’s finger, or a pink scarf around the neck of woman bent over mid-trip (or, perhaps, dance step).
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