Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects from the V-A-C collection

Natures, Natural and Unnatural

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    Enrico David Rite of Spring, 2012.  Acrylic and conté crayon on canvas

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    David Hockney, 30 Sunflowers (1996) Oil on canvas © David Hockney. Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Photo Credit: Stephen White, Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Photo Credit: Stephen White, Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Photo Credit: Stephen White, Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

Past Exhibition

LYB-VAC-Catalogue

Exhibition Catalogue

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Natures, Natural and Unnatural is the third of four unique monographs documenting four contemporary artist’s selections from Moscow’s V-A-C collection and their subsequent display at Whitechapel Gallery during 2014/2015.

Turner Prize nominated artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977) known for her striking figurative paintings of imagined characters, selects works inspired by nature from the V-A-C collection.

Celebrating the arrival of Spring is Natures, Natural and Unnatural, a display that uses nature as inspiration in different ways: as still life, in the abstract, as a feeling or as an environment. Through painting, photography and film this exhibition considers how people interact with nature, both indoors and outdoors. Indeed, it is a force that is as sublime as it is threatening. The artists herein explore the intoxicating sensuality of the floral scent: flora, fauna and human nature itself.

Highlights include David Hockney’s 30 Sunflowers (1996), a vibrantly coloured oil on canvas, and Peter Doig’s large-scale painting Green Trees (1998) depicting an imagined forest. Also featured is a video by Estonian artist Jaan Toomik, Dancing with Dad (2003), which shows the artist dancing in a sunlit woodland where his father was buried and Andy Warhol’s brightly coloured screen-print of a cow.
The exhibition highlights the V-A-C collection, Moscow as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of opening up rarely seen collections from around the world.

The Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of collection displays is supported by Hiscox.

Find Out More

Read the Press Release here.

Large print interpretation and labels available here.


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