Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict

London, United Kingdom

May 22, 2021 - September 19, 2021 Exhibition May 22, 2021 September 19, 2021 Europe/London Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

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Michael Armitage is a Kenyan-born artist who works between Nairobi and London. His colourful, dreamlike paintings are loaded with provocative perspectives that play with visual narratives and challenge cultural assumptions, exploring politics, history, civil unrest and sexuality. Made using Lubugo bark cloth, a culturally important material made of tree bark by the Baganda people in Uganda, many of his large-scale works draw on contemporary events, combining these with Western painting motifs. This spring – just over 10 years since Armitage graduated from the Royal Academy Schools – we bring together 15 of his large-scale paintings from the past six years, exploring East African landscapes, politics and society.

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