Grime Artists As Historical Figures- One Off Exhibition At Tate Britain

Artist Rueben Dangoor has been re-imagining grime legends in classically inspired oil paintings

Grime Artists As Historical Figures- One Off Exhibition At Tate Britain

Artist Rueben Dangoor has been re-imagining grime legends in classically inspired oil paintings

Rueben Dangoor has found himself in the right place at the right time. The London artist has been re-imagining UK grime artist in a classical style, painting Wiley in full armour, Skepta mounted on horseback, D Double E in top brass military regalia, and Stormzy at rest in his mansion. With 2015 another big year for the genre, Dangoor's paintings have been picking up attention on both sides of the Atlantic; outlets as far flung as the LA Times have been lining up to praise his work. Dangoor has had previous success - as it turns out he was the japester behind viral East London pisstake Being A Dickhead's Cool (5 years old and still as woefully relevant as ever). Now he's being recognised by that bastion of high culture - Tate Britian are showing his series of paintings, with a new as yet unannounced sixth piece to be unveiled. 

The exhibition is running for one night only, taking place on Friday December 4th from 6pm - 9.30pm as part of the Late at the Tate series - free entry all night guarantees it's going to be a busy evening, so we'd recommend you get down early. More info here 

 

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